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The changes aim to strengthen New Zealand’s key school-leaving qualification, and help maintain the trust and confidence in New Zealand qualifications. They will also contribute to delivering the Government’s vision for an education system that gives learners a solid foundation to be successful in life and in a global economy.
The changes also seek to:
- make NCEA more robust, consistent, inclusive and accessible for students of all abilities and backgrounds
- place equal value on Mātauranga Māori, te ao Māori and te reo Māori
- reduce the volume of assessment and give teachers and students more time for learning across the full curriculum
- boost the status of vocational education
- strengthen literacy and numeracy
- provide students with clearer pathways to further study and employment
- help students and their whānau make better and more informed choices about their study
- remove financial barriers
This page was last updated on 8 June 2020.