Epsom Girls Grammar School is proud to offer all students the national, internationally-recognised qualification NCEA - the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.
National Certificate of Educational Achievement - NCEA
LEVEL 1: (Year 11)
Students study six subjects in addition to Physical Education and Health. 80 credits are needed and these must include 10 specified literacy and 10 specifed numeracy credits.
LEVEL 2: (Year 12)
80 credits are required, 60 of which must be at Level 2 or higher. Credits in some subjects may also count towards other National Certificates, eg: National Certificate of Employment Skills, National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing.
LEVEL 3: (Year 13)
80 credits are required, 60 of which must be at Level 3 and 20 at Level 2 or higher. Students may also be gaining or working towards a variety of other certificates.
New Zealand Scholarship
Students may enter to sit one or more Scholarship examinations as well as their Level 3 NCEA Standards.
Scholarship examinations extend very able students and offer monetary awards ranging from one off payments of $500 right up to $10,000 each year for three years of tertiary study in New Zealand.
The examinations are designed to extend academic students, requiring them to demonstrate high-level abstract and critical thinking. (Scholarship is not a qualification and does not generate credits towards NCEA). For further information visit the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website: www.nzqa.govt.nz
Students who gain University Entrance and maintain a high level of achievement in Level 3 NCEA are well qualified to enter competive courses at New Zealand and overseas Universities.
New Zealand universities now have a ranked score component to entry requirements. The ranked score is based on a student's best 80 credits at Level 3 in up to 5 Approved Subjects:
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Please see, below, current Universtiy Entrance requirements as laid down in Section 6.2 of the Assessment and Examination Rules and Procedures for Secondary Schools:
6.2 New Zealand University Entrance Provisions - Year 13 2013
- NZQA has, under section 257 of the Act, set the common standard for entrance to university.
- Students will have met the minimum requirements for entrance to a university in New Zealand if they have obtained:
- a minimum of 42 credits at level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework, including a minimum of 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from the approved subject list, with a further 14 credits at level 3 or higher taken from one or two additional domains on the National Qualifications Framework or approved subjects
a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the National Qualifications Framework
- a minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori; 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing. The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards
- Credits can be accumulated over more than one year. Where a unit standard and an achievement standard assess the same learning outcome they are mutually exclusive for both NCEA qualifications and university entrance purposes.
Year 13 2014
Students who will be in Year 13 in 2014 will need to meet the new University Entrance requirements:
- NCEA Level 3
- Three subjects - at Level 3 or above, made up of:
- 14 credits each, in three approved subjects
- Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
- 5 credits in reading
- 5 credits in writing
- Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
- achievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or
- unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three required).