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NCEA Resubmission 2021:  Key Information for students and whanau

You need to be aware of an important change to NCEA assessment in 2021

This change is an outcome of the NCEA Review and applied from the beginning of this year and applies to every student in New Zealand working towards NCEA.

  • You will be offered a resubmission opportunity only when a minor error prevents you from reaching an ‘Achieved’
  • The only change in grade boundary available for your resubmission is from ‘Not Achieved’ to ‘Achieved.’ You will not be able to move from ‘Not Achieved’ to ‘Merit’ or ‘Excellence’. “Achieved’ and ‘Merit’ grades are not entitled to a resubmission.
  • This means the highest grade that can be awarded as a result of a resubmission of an internal assessment is limited to ‘Achieved’.

You will need to do everything you can to ensure your BEST effort is submitted

 What you need to do:

  • Engage with the standard and task in detail right from the start. Clarify any points you are unsure of.
  • Delve into exemplars to understand the standard you will need to reach. Know the reasons why each was awarded the grade it was.
  • Engage with all the learning activities from the start. These are designed to develop the skills and understanding you need to achieve the standard.
  • Begin working on you planning as soon as you are able; don’t leave it all to the end.
  • Meet all checkpoints for feedback/feedforward.
  • Pay careful attention to any feedback and think about what it means for your work.
  • Read your work several times and self-assess against the criteria.
  • Don’t underestimate the standard!

Internal assessment is all about you demonstrating what YOU can do. Don’t wait to ‘switch-on’ only when the assessment begins. Make sure you make the LEARNING count so that you have what you need to succeed.

If you have any questions please contact Julie Debreceny


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