Curriculum & Exam Results
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We are very proud of the achievements of our Senior School students.

At Senior School we believe education is about independence, a thirst for knowledge and a worldview underpinned by respect for others and curiosity about the world around us.

Our students have the unique opportunity to choose from two education pathways, both of which offer a wide range of subjects to suit the individual interests and strengths of each girl. Whichever path they choose, every students will learn Ethics and Philosophy to help her develop a deeper understanding of critical thinking.

NCEA Results

We are immensely proud of our excellent NCEA results across all levels for 2021. Diocesan had 100% of girls achieving University Entrance, which is more than double the National Average. Diocesan girls aim to be the best they can be and it is also the rates of endorsements of which we are so proud. Almost all girls across the three levels have their certificate endorsed with merit or excellence.

2021 2020 2019
Level 1 100% 99.4% 99.4%
Endorsed Merit 22% 39% 39.4%
Endorsed Excellence 74% 57.1% 54.2%
Level 2 100% 100% 100%
Endorsed Merit 33% 39.9% 40.7%
Endorsed Excellence 54% 49% 45.2%
Level 3 100% 97% 98.3%
Endorsed Merit 33% 39% 43.9%
Endorsed Excellence 50% 47% 36%
IB Results

We are delighted with the achievements of our IB Diploma Programme students in 2021. Eight of our students scored 40+ and would have been recognised at the prestigious ‘Top Scholar Awards Ceremony’ this year, but unfortunately it was cancelled due to Covid restrictions. Achieving an IB Diploma score of 40 points or more places these students in the top 6% of students across the world. We are very proud of the achievements of these students and watch with interest where their studies take them in the future.

2021 2020 2019
40+ 66% 13% 8%
35+ 17% 27% 17%
30+ 0% 33% 50%
24+ 17% 20% 17%
23- 0% 6% 8%
Scholarship

Students at Diocesan School for Girls continue to gain exceptional results in New Zealand’s top scholarship examinations.

In total Diocesan students were awarded 57 scholarships in 2021, 19 more than in 2020. 10 of these scholarships were achieved with an ‘outstanding’ grade. The scholarships were spread across faculties and reflect outstanding achievements across the broad spectrum of subjects.

Year 13 student, Esther Oh, received top of New Zealand in the scholarship exam for history and Kate Wellington was our top scholar, receiving four scholarships for religious studies, history, health and physical education and biology.

Our 2020 graduates began their tertiary studies all around New Zealand and the globe last year. They were offered in excess of $1.8 million in university scholarships. In New Zealand this includes every New Zealand University and several international universities including University of Southern California, Indiana State, and University of Hawaii.

We are very proud of the results that our students have achieved through their hard work and dedication and thank the teaching staff for all the work they do to support and nurture the girls in their learning journeys.

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