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We welcome our Years 11-13 students back to school next Tuesday 26 October 2021. There has been a lot of information about what types of support our students can expect with regards to their NCEA studies. Here is a summary of the information that we believe will be useful. Due to the ongoing disruptions in the learning for our Y11-13 students, the following support is available to all senior students.
1) LEARNING RECOGNITION CREDITS:
For each five NCEA credits achieved, students are awarded one additional credit. At Level 1, an additional 10 credits can be awarded, at Level 2/3, an additional 8 credits can be awarded. (For example, at Level 1 students need 70 credits to pass instead of the usual 80, and at Level 2/3 students need 52 credits to pass instead of the usual 60).
2) ENDORSEMENT THRESHOLDS:
Students only need 46 (instead of the usual 50) credits at Merit or Excellence to gain a certificate endorsement. (For example, achieving NCEA Level 1 at Merit level).
Students only need 12 (instead of the usual 14) credits at Achieved, Merit or Excellence to gain a course endorsement. (For example, achieving NCEA Level 1 Maths at Excellence level).
3) UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE:
Students only need 12 (instead of the usual 14) credits in each of three UE-approved subjects to gain University Entrance.
4) EXAM RESULTS:
Most senior students have been awarded derived grade exam results from our practice exams earlier in the year. When students attend the exam, they will be awarded the better of their end-of-year exam or derived grade exam result.
Ngaa mihi – Whaea Louisa
Louisa Barham (Tumuaki / Principal)