NCEA

NCEA stress cloud clears with results release

NCEA stress cloud clears with results release

Stressed, relieved, delighted, confused, petrified, even a little green - they were just some of the expressions on teens' faces yesterday as they went online to check their NCEA results.

4616 exam papers untouched; pupils stay away

4616 exam papers untouched; pupils stay away

More than 4600 NCEA exam papers were left unanswered in Otago and Southland schools during the 2013 exam season because pupils failed to turn up.

Relief as exams come to an end

Relief as exams come to an end

Some may have thought it was dancing near the front gates of Dunedin's Queen's High School, but Leilani Hosking says it could more accurately be described as jumping for joy.

Rich kids get most exam help

Rich kids get most exam help

Pupils from high decile schools continue to get special NCEA exam support at a far higher rate than their decile 1 counterparts, this year's figures show.

Remedying exam fiasco

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has advised schools how it intends to manage the fallout from the bungled NCEA level 1 German examination and a power failure which interrupted several examination sessions.

Outlook sunny for exams

Outlook sunny for exams

The same thing happens almost every year at this time - when senior secondary school pupils have to stay indoors and study for NCEA examinations, the sun invariably comes out and the mercury rises into the 20s.

Otago, Canty pupils ahead in SAC support

Otago, Canty pupils ahead in SAC support

Pupils in Otago and Canterbury are more likely to get special support in NCEA exams than those in other areas, a new report says.

Pupils among highest in NCEA level 2 stakes

Pupils among highest in NCEA level 2 stakes

The final analysis of the Ministry of Education's 2012 NCEA data shows the percentage of Otago pupils leaving school with an NCEA level 2 qualification remains among the highest in the country - and the rates are continuing to increase.

Schools show NCEA level 3 gains

Schools show NCEA level 3 gains

The number of Otago secondary schools meeting the national average pass rates for NCEA level 3 qualifications appears to be improving, New Zealand Qualifications Authority statistics show.

Sharp rise in cost of NCEA exam support

Sharp rise in cost of NCEA exam support

The cost of providing special support to pupils sitting NCEA external exams rose by almost $159,000 last year, mainly due to the recognition of dyslexia.

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