Outcome of consultation on Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and University Entrance

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NZQA consulted with stakeholders and the public, 30 March – 26 May 2017, on the alignment of learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) with the University Entrance approved subjects list. Following analysis of sector feedback, changes have been made to the list of approved subjects for University Entrance:

  • Six unique subjects have been added:

Hauora
Ngā Toi
Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia
Ngā Toi Ataata
Ngā Toi Puoro
Tikanga ā-Iwi.

  • Comparable subjects have been brought together and renamed:

Technology/Hangarau
Mathematics/Pāngarau
Science/Pūtaiao.

  • Relevant Level 3 TMoA achievement standards have been added to 17 existing approved subjects.

All Māori-medium students will be able to have their achievement of TMoA-derived subjects and standards contribute to meeting the three approved subjects requirement for University Entrance.

For a full summary of the feedback from consultation please see Summary of feedback on the proposal to align subjects and standards from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa with the University Entrance approved subjects list.

Information for mainstream schools and immersion units

Only mainstream students studying within a kaupapa Māori context can be awarded the six unique Te Marautanga o Aotearoa subjects as part of meeting the three approved subjects requirement for University Entrance. These students will be undertaking coherent learning programmes which are aligned to the principles and intent of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

The definition of kaupapa Māori is:

  • significant use of Te Reo Māori (i.e. the school is at levels one or two of the Māori language immersion levels); and
  • Māori education that incorporates a Māori world view; and

incorporates ways of teaching in a range of settings, including bilingual and immersion settings (English and Māori); and

delivers the Te Marautanga o Aotearoa curriculum subjects in te reo Māori only, or in both te reo Māori and English.

Mainstream schools with students studying in a kaupapa Māori context (such as through an immersion unit) must notify NZQA of the students undertaking the TMoA subjects below:

  • Hauora
  • Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia
  • Ngā Toi Ataata
  • Ngā Toi Puoro.

Schools must complete and submit this attestation form (XLSX, 13KB) to NZQA by 1 December each year. This will enable NZQA to correctly calculate whether these students have met the three approved subjects requirement as part of being awarded University Entrance in January of the following year. NZQA does not need notification of students undertaking Ngā Toi and Tikanga ā-Iwi subjects.

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