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NCEA Changes as a result of the impact of Covid-19

FROM NZQA Website: 13 May 2020

The Government has announced changes to NCEA, which give students more time to prepare for end of year assessment and help manage the impact of the disruption COVID-19 has caused to schooling.

Immediate changes are:

- Examinations for NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship will now begin on 16 November instead of 6 November, and end on 9 December instead of 2 December. An updated examination timetable is available here or downloaded below.

- The submission date for subjects which require students to submit a portfolio is being extended to 12 November 2020.

- The requirement for NZQA verification of Level 1 and 2 Visual Arts portfolios has been removed. This means students will have more time to complete their portfolios, and teachers will have more time for marking.

TBC: NZQA and Universities New Zealand are also discussing whether there should be adjustments to the requirements for University Entrance, to recognise the disruption that has occurred.

Download the 2020 NCEA Examination Timetable (post covid-19)

How NCEA Works

Click here to watch the video by NZQA

Two App recommendations

1. NCEAGuide

NCEA Guide includes key content about the structure of NCEA, how the qualification is used after studying, how credits work, and how endorsements are earned.  Users can also choose to view the content in English or Te Reo.


2. NCEAstudent

It complements the NCEA Guide App launched by NZQA last year to assist parents and employers to understand NCEA.

The free NCEA Student App has been developed to help students track their NCEA credit progress and set goals for further achievement.