Ormiston Senior College provides a challenging and demanding academic course for Year 13 English students to participate in the NZQA Scholarship exams. This course challenges the most capable of English students.  Students sit the Scholarship exams in consultation with their English teachers and are supported by workshops in school throughout the year. Scholarship exams, which comprise three components, take place at the end of the year.

Students need to use independent and original thought, establish a strong thesis and argue this consistently to develop a coherent argument.  To write with sophistication, maturity and a strong sense of personal voice against their chosen genre and texts.

The scholarship workshops begin in Term 1 to prepare students for this challenging exam. The college will hold breakfast sessions with guest speakers to provide students with some insight into what it takes to be academically successful and develop an academic mindset. 

For more information on the scholarship course, contact the Head of English, Mrs Closey.