Understanding NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) 

  • The NCEA Information Sheet is a brochure for students and their parents outlining NCEA requirements
  • For further information on NCEA, go to Understanding NCEA
  • A Digital Resource has recently been updated and is also available on the website. The How NCEA works video is a popular animation that provides basic information about NCEA and is particularly useful as an initial overview for parents and students new to secondary school.
  • The NCEA Guide Smartphone App includes a link to the more detailed UE information on the website, as well as plenty of useful advice about NCEA itself.

All resources produced by NZQA are free of charge.

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.