NCEA and NCEA Fees

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT (NCEA) is the main New Zealand qualification for Secondary school students.

Most NCEA subjects are assessed using a combination of internal assessment (during class time) and external assessment (end-of-year exams or outside marking of portfolios), with “credits” earned going towards the NCEA qualification.

Knowledge and skills assessed using “Achievement Standards” are recognised at four levels:
Not achieved

  • Achieved
  • Achieved with Merit
  • Achieved with Excellence.

 NCEA  is awarded at Level 1 (Year 11) when 80 Level 1 credits are earned. The 80 credits need to contain:
L1 Literacy (10 credits in English or Te Reo) and
L1 Numeracy (10 credits in Mathematics)

 NCEA is awarded at Level 2 (Year 12) when 80 credits are earned – with at least 60 at Level 2 or above, plus L1 Literacy and L1 Numeracy.

 NCEA is awarded at Level 3 (Year 13) when 80 credits are earned – with at least 60 at Level 3 or above, plus L1 Literacy and L1 Numeracy.

 U.E is gained by a combination of:
   i.    Level 3 NCEA plus
   ii.   U.E. Literacy plus
   iii.  L1 Numeracy plus
   iv.   At least 14 credits in three approved L3 subjects.

New Zealand Scholarship

New Zealand Scholarship is a separate award from NCEA, and is assessed by way of end-of-year external examinations.  The examinations are separate from the Level 3 examinations. Students can gain awards in individual subjects, and various other special awards.

More information on NCEA can be found at:
http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/studying-in-new-zealand/secondary-school-and-ncea/  or on our website NCEA tab


NCEA FEES

NCEA Fees are no longer payable. Students will receive any credits they have earned automatically. 

For more information, visit our website Fees page: Link