NCEA – Expertise & Excellence

These changes are effective from 2022.

NCEA Levels 2 and 3 are robust qualifications that provide numerous opportunities for depth in academic studies.

Years 12–13 courses are designed to explore – in-depth – the knowledge base of the given subjects and assess a variety of skills through the NCEA framework. Most courses are Achievement Standards-based, meaning students have opportunities for course and overall endorsements at Achieved, Merit, or Excellence level.

NCEA courses prepare students for study at New Zealand or overseas universities. Christ’s College assesses both internally and externally (in-class assignments or tests and national examinations). This benefits boys’ self-management skills and experience in examination settings, better preparing students for study beyond secondary school.

We recognise that Each boy at his best means we have students on many different pathways, not just university-bound. Our NCEA courses, which cater to a variety of needs and interests, are growing, providing students with opportunities to achieve qualifications in a learning environment that supports their future directions. NCEA Level 2 is a gateway qualification for most non-degree pathways so students have ample opportunities to ensure all options remain open.

Understanding NCEA

Hear from our boys

NZQA Booklet