Photo by Peter McIntosh.
For Otago Boys' High School pupil Jeremy Rei (left) and
Bayfield High School's Morgan Harris and Marie Schellhamer it
was one of the worst days of the year to be inside. So they
compromised yesterday by taking their study to a local park to
enjoy the day with other Dunedin residents.
Dutifully studying for their NCEA level 3 exams which begin
next week, the trio said it was difficult to concentrate when
the weather was so nice.
Marie (17) said ice cream and chocolate were helping her
through the stressful time.
Jeremy (18) said his motivation came from the fact that the
end of a chapter in his life was near.
"It's almost over and done with. Once the last exam is out of
the way, that's school finished forever."
They are among 6320 pupils in Otago and more than 143,000
pupils nationwide who will sit New Zealand Scholarship and
NCEA exams this year.
The exam season began yesterday morning with scholarship
drama and will conclude with NCEA level 3 Spanish on December
Level 1 English will be the first major exam session, with
more than 46,000 candidates nationwide sitting the exam on
NZQA deputy chief executive, qualifications, Richard Thornton
said more than 1.4 million individual standard entries had
been entered for the exams.
NCEA results are expected to be released online from