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 for Domestic students. Students will receive any credits they have earned automatically. 

For more information, visit our website Fees page: Link