By Steve Read | Posted: Wednesday May 20, 2020
It has been great to be able to welcome students back to school this week. Last week the Minister of Education announced some changes to NCEA. These operational changes to NCEA mainly revolve around allowing further time for teaching, learning and internal assessment in Term Four by moving external exams and folio submission dates to later in the year. The full details as well as a link to the new External Exam timetable are below.
• external NCEA examinations and New Zealand Scholarship examinations will be delayed so they start on 16 November instead of 6 November. Examinations will now end on 9 December instead of 2 December, and an updated examination timetable is available here https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/ncea-exams-and-portfolios/external/national-secondary-examinations-timetable/ ;
• the requirement for NZQA verification of Level 1 and 2 Visual Arts portfolios will be waived, giving students more time to complete their portfolios and teachers more time for marking; and
• the submission date for subjects which require students to submit a portfolio, such as Design and Visual Communication, is being extended from 28 October to 12 November 2020, giving students more time to prepare.
NZQA is also consulting with Universities New Zealand on whether adjustments are needed to University Entrance, to recognise the disruption that has occurred.