Academic pathways

Queen Margaret College has 100 years’ experience in delivering world class education to girls. We are an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School known for delivering outstanding academic results. Our curriculum promotes multilingualism, intercultural understanding and global engagement, broadening perspectives and bringing new experiences to learning.

We offer dual-curriculum pathways for seniors, meaning they have a unique opportunity to choose the type of education they receive, depending on their individual strengths, interests and learning styles.

We believe in tailoring education for girls. That means championing their learning needs, building resilience and supporting leadership and academic success. We are committed to providing better opportunities for young women in their learning and lives after school.



NCEA is New Zealand’s official secondary-school qualification. Renowned for motivating and challenging learners at all levels, NCEA offers a broad range of subjects and flexibility for students to create the learning experience they want. Each year, Queen Margaret College’s NCEA results are among the highest in New Zealand.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Queen Margaret College is the only girls’ school in Wellington to offer the IB Diploma. This two-year programme for students in Year 12 and 13 aims to develop learners who are knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and reflective.

The IB programme is recognised by leading universities around the world and it is taught in more than 4,000 schools.

Queen Margaret College consistently delivers results that are well-above the world and Australasian average.

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