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    Hello everyone

    Today we would like to talk about NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement), which is the assessment standard (評価基準) that all highschool students in New Zealand must complete.

    All highschoolers must complete Levels 1 and 2 in Year 11 and 12, and most choose to do Level 3 if they want to go to university or into a trade (貿易)

    Each subject has a range of internals and externals that your school chooses for the subject. You can achieve them to get credits,which you need to pass the Level and move onto the next one.  

    Internals are work that is marked in the school and is completed throughout the year.

    Internals might be things like speeches, field trip essays, practicals etc. The credits you get from these assessments all count towards your totals at the end of the year.

    Externals are the tests that everyone in the country taking the same subjects as you have to complete. Each subject has a 3-hour period to complete several standards, or papers.
    In some subjects, like English, you have to write essays about books or films that you have studied during the year, and other subjects like Maths just have questions that you have to answer. 

    You will get most of your credits in the externals. The externals are all sent to NZQA assessors to get marked, using this system:

    NA = Not achieved (you don't get any credits)

    NYA = Not yet achieved (you can do more to get the credits)

    A = Achieved (minimum grade to get the credits)

    M = Merit (high grade)

    E = (highest grade in NCEA)

    For each Level, there is a certain number of credits that you need to get in each of the core subjects in order to pass. There is also a minimum for each subject. If you get a certain percentage or higher of your credits at a Merit or Excellence level, you can get the Level or subject Merit or Excellence endorsed.

    It might seem confusing at first, but it's easy to get used to. Try your best in your tests!

    Written by my helpful friend

    | englishjtc | School Related | 09:41 | comments(2) | trackbacks(0) | - | - |
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    | Marshall | 2011/06/17 10:21 AM |

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    | Katami | 2011/06/24 10:19 AM |