NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement)
NCEA Level 1:
- 80 credits at level 1 (or higher)
- 10 numeracy credits from a range of subjects
- 10 literacy credits from a range of subjects
NCEA Level 2:
- 60 credits at level 2 (or higher) and 20 credits at any other level.
These 20 credits are usually gained from Level 1 the year before – you don’t need more than 80 credits in Level 1 to be able to carry 20 credits over to the next year.
There are no literacy or numeracy requirements above that already needed for Level 1.
NCEA Level 3:
- 80 credits, of which 60 must be at level 3 or above, and 20 at level 2 or above.
These 20 credits are usually gained from Level 2 the year before – you don’t need more than 60 credits in Level 2 to be able to carry 20 credits over to the next year. There are no literacy or numeracy requirements above that already needed for Level 1.
Certificate endorsement: (eg NCEA Level 1 endorsed Excellence)
- 50 credits at Merit or better for Endorsed Merit
- 50 credits at Excellence for Endorsed Excellence
Course Endorsement: (eg Y12 Japanese endorsed Merit)
- 14 credits at Merit or higher for Endorsed Merit, 14 credits at Excellence for Endorsed Excellence
- at least 3 such credits from externally assessed standards and at least 3 such credits from internally assessed standards. (Excluded from this rule is Physical Education and Level 3 Visual Arts.)
Students should check on their NCEA progress by using the learner-login facility on the NZQA website. Go to http://www.nzqa.govt.nz and click on LOGIN near the top right.
Year 11: You will not be able to login until the middle of the year.
All students: If you have forgotten your “Username or NSN” ask a teacher to look up your NSID on Kamar.
Parents and students are welcome to contact Helen Shore-Taylor with any queries.
Phone +64 (0)3 308 4193 ext 830
How NCEA works
Please click the following links to see a YouTube animation on how NCEA works in your language:
2015 onwards (Going to university in 2016 or later)
To be awarded UE you will need:
- NCEA Level 3 (You need 80 credits, of which 60 must be at level 3 or above, and 20 at level 2 or above – those 20 are usually gained the year before.)
- Three subjects – at Level 3 or above, made up of 14 credits each, in three approved subjects
- Literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above made up of:
- 5 credits in reading
- 5 credits in writing
These credits can come from a range of subjects, not just English.
- Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above, which you will have gained already to get NCEA Level 1.
For a list of approved subjects for University Entrance, click here.
Ashburton College School Exams (23 – 29 August 2017)
Please click on the following link for the Y11, Y12, Y13 Exam timetable
NCEA end of year Examination Timetable 2017
Please click on the following link for the 2017 NCEA Timetable