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Report on 2nd week of the secondary school exams

Report on the second week of the secondary school exams

The end of the second week of national secondary school exams has seen more than a hundred thousand students sit two Scholarship exams, and 60 NCEA levels 1, 2 and 3 exams which cover more than 200 separate standards.

There are 30 NCEA level 1, 2 and 3 exams, and 24 Scholarship exams to be held over the next two weeks before the exam period ends on Saturday 10 December.

The Qualifications Authority Acting Chief Executive Karen Sewell says the changes to the monitoring process introduced this year are proceeding as planned.

"As announced previously, we are monitoring the results for all standards for NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3 exams daily. We have developed profiles of what we expect the distribution of results to look like. We will be investigating any results which differ from our expectations.

"I look forward to reporting in more detail on the outcome of this new process when all the exams have been marked.

"Our operations team is continuing to deal with late entry requests from schools around the country. As of last Friday, an additional 14 thousand exam papers have been sent to schools. Other general enquiries and comments are still being received from schools."

The other issue dealt with during the week was the traffic delay in West Auckland on Thursday morning. It resulted in some students arriving late for the exams. Those students were still allowed the full three hours to complete the papers. If any students feel the stress of arriving late affected their performance, they can apply for compassionate consideration.

"No student will be disadvantaged by something beyond their control, like a major traffic jam," said Karen Sewell.

The exams enter the third week tomorrow Monday (28 November) with Level 1 Social Studies, Level 2 Te Reo Maori, and Level 3 Social Studies.

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