Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Personalised Learning Pod

Course Description

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The Personalised Learning Pod is a future focused learner centred environment that reflects current educational research. The Pod provides flexibility for Year 11 learners at Whangaparāoa College to personalise their learning by choosing what they would like to learn about.  Each learner in the Pod spends 12 hours per week working with teachers, including an assigned mentor teacher, to identify possible project ideas, plan their personalised learning programme, and complete NCEA standards related to their projects and other interests.

‘The Pod is a classroom where learners choose a project that they are interested in, can learn from, or believe would benefit the world. You then work with the teachers to manage your own learning and learn something you really care about while completing NCEA standards' -  Past Pod learner

More information can be found on our Pod website:


Learning Areas:

Pod Courses

Assessment Information

Pod learners typically select standards that are relevant to their project and interests to complete in this course with the support of their Pod teachers.

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Acupuncturist, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Paramedic, Anaesthetist, Zoologist, Beekeeper, Chemist, Statistician, Marine Biologist, Architectural Technician, Archivist, Historian, Medical Physicist, Barrister, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Microbiologist, Hotel/Motel Manager, Biochemist


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.