Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


143,000 students prepare for examinations

Tuesday 6 November

143,000 students prepare for examinations

More than 143,000 candidates are preparing for this year's NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship examinations being held from 9 November to 4 December.

The first examination to be held is New Zealand Scholarship Drama on the morning of Friday 9 November. Level 1 English will be the first major examination session, with just over 46,000 candidates due to sit the examination at 9.30am Monday 12 November.

NZQA Deputy Chief Executive Qualifications Richard Thornton said a total of over 1.4 million individual standard entries have been entered for the examinations.

“This year’s examination period consists of 120 NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship examination sessions, with another 35 non-examination based external assessments - including portfolio and drama assessments.”

“While Level 1 English is the year’s largest examination session, the smallest is New Zealand Scholarship Latin, with 19 candidates on Tuesday 20 November.”

A breakdown of the 2012 candidates shows that there are a total of:

· 63,956 candidates entered at Level 1

· 56,011 candidates at Level 2

· 39,618 candidates at Level 3

· 10,335 candidates entered in 35 New Zealand Scholarship subjects.

A large number of candidates are sitting examinations at more than one level.

A team of approximately 1,850 markers from around the country will mark all papers by the end of the year, with NCEA results expected to be released online from mid January. Students wishing to also receive a paper copy of Result Notices in the mail need to make this request via the NZQA website by the end of December.

"Organising the national NCEA examinations is a mammoth task – the number of students going into examination rooms this year could fill Eden Park three times over. The examinations are a hugely important part of gaining NCEA qualifications and NZQA, school staff, parents and whānau will continue to support students over the coming weeks. Best of luck to all candidates” said Mr Thornton.
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: Henry Rollins Burning Down The House

With his lantern jaw, close-cropped hair, and muscle-bound physique, Henry Rollins could not be further from the US Marine image his appearance might suggest. More>>

A Series Of Tubes: 150 Years Of The Cook Strait Cable

“It was a momentous achievement for its time. The successful connection came on the third attempt at laying the cable, and followed a near disaster when the first cable snapped - almost destroying the ship Weymouth in the process,” says Ms Adams. More>>

ALSO:

February 2017: Guns N' Roses - New Zealand Dates Announced

Founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan have regrouped for one of the century’s most anticipated tours... Rolling Stone said: "This was the real thing, the thing we'd all been waiting for: the triumphant return of one of the most important bands to cross rock music history. And it happened in our lifetime.” More>>

Werewolf: Brando, Peckinpah And Billy The Kid

Gordon Campbell: Initially, One-Eyed Jacks was supposed to have been directed by Stanley Kubrick from a script by Sam Peckinpah – yet it quickly became Brando’s baby... More>>

Book Awards: ANZAC Heroes Wins Margaret Mahy Book Of The Year

“Simply stunning, with gold-standard production values,” say the judges of the winner of this year’s Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award in the prestigious New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. ANZAC Heroes is also the winner of the Elsie Locke Award for the Best Book in the Non-Fiction category. More>>

Baby Animals: Hamilton Zoo Rhino Calf Named

Hamilton Zoo’s latest rhino calf has been named Samburu and he's being celebrated with a unique zoo experience... Samburu arrived after his mother Kito’s 16-month pregnancy and the calf brings the number of white rhinos at Hamilton Zoo to six. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news