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A guide to... NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement. Text me a question. 021948442. 1 W hat is NCEA?. How does NCEA work? How can we support our children?. W hat is NCEA?. N ational C ertificate of E ducational A chievement. New Zealand’s national qualification.
the old system and NCEA?
Independent research has shown that if you do well in NCEA, you are likely to do well in your first year at university.
“We find that the students who get the Excellences really optimize their learning; and when we follow those students who get Excellence in the NCEA into university they do the very best in their tertiary qualifications.”
John Hattie, university of Auckland
“I’ve employed a lot of young people over the last couple of years and reading through their papers and credits you do get a good indication of where they’re at. NCEA tells you a bit more about the person; if they’re hands-on or computer skilled or good at fault finding.”
Jud Dwyer, Manager at Westland Milk Products
“The transition from school to uni was very smooth. Under NCEA, you’re working hard all through the year, so you’re always aware of your assessments you’ve got at the moment, and then the next ones. You’ve got a plan and you know that there’s more coming, which is quite similar to uni, where you know when your assessments are and when they’re due.”
Olivia Burt, student at Auckland University
Students earn credits when they achieve a standard in a subject.
Each subject usually consists of around 18-24 credits
A STANDARD is a unit of work
Internal example (In class)
Standard 1:5: Write a piece of formal writing = 3 credits
External example (In a November exam)
Standard 1:1: Study written texts = 4 credits
24 credits at level 1
A student example
University Entrance (minimum entry)Level 110 numeracy creditsLevel 25 reading and 5 writing creditsLevel 314 credits in 3 approved subjectsMust pass L3 – 60 L3 credits and 20 credits at any other level
+ Many individual universities and individual courses have their own entrance criteria
Students can login at any time to;
Google= NZQA learner login
Parents or students can login at any time to:
Discuss with your child what are their plans when they leave school?
Find out what they will need to achieve their dream
Help them set goals
Track your child’s attendance
Track your child’s total credits
If they do not know the answers, please email or call your child’s teachers