Academic Programme


The Senior School has a future-focused curriculum, which allows your daughter to pursue the areas of learning she is most passionate about. Starting in Year 9 girls can take some courses of their own choosing, progressing through to Year 13 when girls determine all the subjects they wish to study. Girls learn from specialist teachers in all areas of the curriculum, who impart their expertise and passion for their subject in each and every lesson they teach.


Alongside academic courses our students also participate in the HUB programme, which is designed to prepare our girls for the rigours of everyday life after their time at the College. In Year 9 and 10, classes have an emphasis on religious education and ethics, study skills, digital citizenship, mindfulness and career and course planning. In Year 11-13, the programme is focused on maintaining healthy minds and bodies, seeing the world through a different lens with ethics and philosophy guest speakers, developing financial literacy, preparing students for leadership in the College and providing an overview of a range of tertiary study and career options.


For in-depth detail about the courses on offer for NCEA and IB at St Cuthbert’s please view the academic programme below.