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Having Our Say About NCEA

Mike Fowler —

NCEA is up for review. Minister of Education Chris Hipkins wants to identify opportunities to strengthen NCEA. He’s appointed a Ministerial Advisory Group which has developed some proposals called the ‘Six Big Opportunities’. Everyone - students, teachers, parents, whānau, employers and tertiary organisations - has the opportunity to comment. We'd like to hear what our Hagley community thinks.

What are the six big opportunities? What changes to NCEA have been suggested?

  • Change NCEA Level 1 Certificate from 80 credits to 40 credits, consisting of 20 credits for literacy and numeracy and 20 credits for a project
  • Strengthen literacy and numeracy at the level needed for success in further learning and employment
  • Ensure NCEA Levels 2 and 3 support good connections beyond school, better preparing students for further education or work
  • Shift the culture from achieving as many credits as possible to encouraging quality learning and teaching
  • Improve the Record of Achievement students receive to give better summary information
  • Remove barriers, like NCEA enrolment fees and limited access to special assessment conditions

You can find out about these suggested changes by checking out these five one-minute long videos, or read more about them at this Big Opportunities link.






How can I give feedback or find our more?

1: You can give online feedback  about what you think about NCEA and the Big Opportunities. Start the NCEA and Big Opportunities survey.

2: You can also complete a quick anonymous survey about what you think about NCEA and how it could be improved.

3: We’re also running a Coffee Morning [and a Coffee Evening] from 9.30 to 10.30 am on Tuesday 14 August in our Student Centre to talk with parents and whānau about NCEA and to find out your thoughts.

[Feedback closes on 16 September]

Year 13 Hagley student Flynn Watson is running a NCEA survey/class discussion based around student opinions about the national discussion on NCEA early in Term 3.

Students can also email Flynn feedback to his school email: flynn.watson@hagleyschool.onmicrosoft.com

We’re also talking with our staff about NCEA and encouraging them to give their feedback too.