Former Taieri College pupils Jarrod Casey and Hannah Grant
check their NCEA results on a laptop, using the Mosgiel
Public Library's wifi. Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
It can be a terrible dilemma for some pupils.
Do you risk disappointment and look at your NCEA results
right away, or do you wait a little bit longer and live in a
world in which you might get excellence endorsements in every
Former Taieri College pupil Hannah Grant chose to take the
risk and was pleased to find she got the marks she wanted.
The 17-year-old said it was good to have it all over and done
''It's a chapter over, and now I get to start a new one. I'm
looking forward to enjoying the rest of the summer and not
worrying about results any more.''
Hannah said she was now preparing to immerse herself in
health sciences at the University of Otago this year.
Fellow former Taieri College pupil Jarrod Casey was
pragmatic. The 18-year-old said results had to be checked
sooner or later.
''So I chose sooner - just to get it over and done with.
''The sooner you know, the more time you have to plan
Jarrod was also pleased with his results and said they put
him in good stead to study anatomy and nutrition at the
University of Otago this year.
The pair were among about 163,000 pupils nationally who went
online to check their results last week.
New Zealand Qualifications Authority deputy chief executive
Richard Thornton said school result summaries and records of
achievement could now be ordered and would be mailed to
Marked examination papers would be returned to pupils from
They would have until February 21 to apply for reviews of
their NCEA results.
Those who sat scholarship examinations could view their
results online in mid-February.