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

 

Kiwi Pride: Accolades For Film About Man Who Falls In Love With A Stick

A short animated film written and directed by New Zealand born Matthew Darragh has been selected for the Courts des îles, International Festival of Short Fiction Films. More>>

ALSO:

Anniversaries: Vivid Memories Four Years After Christchurch Quake

Four years ago, an earthquake that would change the lives of thousands shook Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. More>>

ALSO:

Environment 'n' Conservation: Slash Meets Tāne The Tuatara

Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosanctuary along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More>>

Foo Fighters: Exclusive Show In Support Of Music Foundation

Frontier Touring has today announced that the Foo Fighters will play a last minute intimate and exclusive benefit show at the Auckland Town Hall this Friday February 20 with all profits going to The New Zealand Music Foundation. More>>

ALSO:

Canterbury Quakes: Feedback Sought On Short-Listed Memorial Designs

Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input... The Memorial will honour the victims of Canterbury’s earthquakes and acknowledge the suffering of all those who lived through them as well as the heroism of those who participated in the rescue and recovery operations. More>>

ALSO:

Celia Lashlie: Legacy Will Live On

Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie leaves a legacy that will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of New Zealanders for years to come, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. “Celia was a powerful voice for reason, sense and compassion. Her work, particularly with teenage boys, was ground-breaking." More>>

ALSO:

Obituary: Sad Farewell To PPTA Activist Robin Duff

Duff has been a long-time fixture of the association... Most recently Duff has been working hard to support Canterbury teachers through the quakes that devastated the region. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news