How does NCEA work?
NCEA is a standards based qualification which uses Achievement Standards (A.S.) and unit standards (U.S) in each area of learning national standards have been set.
When students achieve those standards they earn credits toward their NCEA qualification.
If Achievement Standards are used the student can also gain an Achieved, Merit, or Excellence mark.
In each area of learning different aspects of skills, knowledge and understanding are assessed separately. Consequently, each earns a different number of credits.
The standards based system produces for individual student’s results that give a full profile of each student’s Achievements in a document called a ‘Record of Learning’.
NZQA has launched a new App called the NCEA Guide. The App provides quick and easy access to key information about NCEA and makes practical information about NCEA more easily accessible. Parents and whanau are able to access simple content about how NCEA works and how they can support family members studying in NCEA (no individual student result or progress information is available). The App also supports employers seeking to understand and evaluate NCEA graduates and their qualification. Content can be viewed in English and Te Reo Maori.
The NCEA Guide App is free to download from the Apple App Store.
More detailed information is available on the www.nzqa.govt.nz website.
There is an informative 5 minute movie here that explains how NCEA works.
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