NCEA Exams 2013 are scheduled from 11 November to 3 December. View the timetable here.
In term 1 all students entered in the Level 1, 2 and 3 NCEA Courses are issued with a booklet detailing
NQF Faculty Policies and Procedures, Information for Students and Parents (view here.) This covers:
- Course expectations and student attendance
- Missed assessments, Late work, Compassionate Consideration and Derived Grades
- Authenticity of Student Work
- Moderation procedures
- Retention and Storage of Student Work
- Appeal procedures
- Early Warning procedures
- Reporting procedures
- Further Assessment Opportunities
- External Assessment reviews and Reconsiderations
- Special Conditions
- Fees and Financial Assistance
UE requirements for 2013
• A minimum of 42 credits at level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), including a minimum of 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from the approved list, with a further 14 credits at level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the NQF.
• A minimum of 14 credits at level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the NQF.
• A minimum of 8 credits at level 2 or higher in English, Te Reo Maori or Te Reo Rangatira; 4 credits must be in Reading and 4 credits must be in Writing. The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards.
• You can accumulate credits over more than one year.
New requirements for 2014 for entry into university from 2015
• From 2014 students need Level 3 (ie 60 L3 credits), 14 credits in each of three approved subjects, 10 L1 numeracy credits, 10 Level Two Literacy credits (including 5 in reading and 5 in writing)
• Remember – university entrance gets you into university but universities publish details of entry criteria for particular courses.
School policy on absence for an NCEA internal
Please note that if your son is absent for reasons beyond his control (e.g. accident, illness, bereavement), where feasible, the student will be allowed to attempt the assessment or a full reassessment opportunity will be available. If an assessment task is missed then independent documentation (i.e. medical certificate, etc) must be supplied.
Similarly for any school authorised absence for out of class activities such as EOTC trips, sporting and cultural fixtures, involving representation of the College and representation at a national level the absences will be considered legitimate and the student, where feasible, will be allowed to attempt the assessment or a full further assessment opportunity will be available. Full details are in the booklet issued to students in Term One- NQF Faculty policies and Procedures, Information for Students and Parents.
The college collects and processes fees and forwards them on NZQA. Once the school has passed
the fees on, any late payments must be made directly to NZQA and will be subject to a $50 late payment fee. NB NZQA do not release a student’s results if these fees are not paid.
If you require a financial assistance form please contact Barbara Rusbridge ph 3750647 ex 833 so this can be processed in time.
Canterbury University Preferential Entry
Higher enrolment standards have been set for entry in 2012 and 2013. The University offers a range of Scholarships for leadership and academic merit and in 2012 is substantially increasing its funding for scholarships, including offering an unlimited number of new UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships of between $1000 and $3000 to all those students who qualify with NCEA Level 2 and 3 endorsements.