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We have just received information from NZQA about changes to NCEA Levels 1,2 and 3 and to University Entrance (UE) for 2022

In 2022, students will be entitled to 1 Learning Recognition Credit (LRC) for every 5 credits earned through assessment, up to a maximum of: 

  • Level 1 - 10
  • Level 2 - 8
  • Level 3 - 8

To receive a Certificate Endorsement, students will need 46 credits at Merit or Excellence level, instead of the usual 50.

To be awarded University Entrance, students will need 14 credits in each of two UE Approved Subjects, and 12 credits in a third UE Approved Subject (they will also need to attain NCEA Level 3 and meet the regular literacy and numeracy requirements).

The submission dates for some externally assessed portfolios have also been moved back one week - this provides some relief but avoids overlap with end of year examinations. This will apply to the following subjects:

  • Technology (NCEA Levels 1-3 and NZ Scholarship)
  • Design and Visual Communication (NCEA Levels 1-3 and NZ Scholarship)
  • Dance (NZ Scholarship)
  • Music (NZ Scholarship)
  • Health and Physical Education (NZ Scholarship)

The dates for Visual Arts and the Digital Technologies Common Assessment Task (DCAT) are not changing.

Ngā mihi nui

Gael Ashworth