NCEA factsheets

NZQA has produced a series of factsheets about NCEA.

These NCEA factsheets are designed to be printed off individually or viewed online.


Factsheet 1: What is NCEA? (PDF, 811KB)

Factsheet 2: NCEA and recognising excellence (PDF, 825KB)

Factsheet 3: NCEA – choosing a course or subjects at school (PDF, 830KB)

Factsheet 4: NCEA – internal and external assessment (PDF, 830KB)

Factsheet 5: NCEA and University Entrance (PDF, 822KB)

Factsheet 6: How NCEA results are recognised overseas (PDF, 809KB)

In addition, our pocket guide Introducing NCEA and our short animated video (below) provide an overview of how NCEA works. You can also download our brochure Understanding NCEA, which is available in multiple languages.  


Understanding NCEA - for secondary school students and parents

Also available:

Te kite maramaanga i te NCEA - Cook Islands Māori

Ko te maamaaga ke he NCEA - Niuean

La Malamalama i le NCEA - Samoan

He Whakamarama mo te NCEA - Te reo Māori

Ko hono fakahinohino 'o e NCEA -Tongan

Understanding NCEA brochure ENGLISH image for web small

Introducing NCEA - Pocket guide

Introducing NCEA English brochure coverNZQA has a new brochure for students and whānau, and it even fits in your pocket. Introducing NCEA will give students the essential information to kickstart their NCEA journey.

This pocket guide complements the How NCEA Works video, which is available on our website, where navigating through NCEA is presented as a journey. Like all journeys, there are different levels, and you build on things you learnt before.

These are available to order here (DOC, 1.1MB)

Animated NCEA video
If you'd prefer, you can watch a short animation on how NCEA works.

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