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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.
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