National secondary examinations timetable

Mathematics Common Assessment Task (MCAT)

check the NCEA & Scholarship timetable on your smartphone at:  http://timetable.

In 2015, dates for MCAT are Tuesday 15 and Thursday 17 September. Guidelines for administration for the MCAT will be published on the Mathematics home-page and notified by circular.


ALL NCEA (levels 1 - 3) and New Zealand Scholarship examination sessions are three hours.

All exam sessions start at either 9.30 am or 2.00 pm.

Examination timetable 2015

Download the 2015 examination timetable (PDF, 5.9MB).

Date / TimeNCEA Level 1NCEA Level 2NCEA Level 3Scholarship
Fri 6 Nov 9.30 am       Drama
Mon 9 Nov 9.30 am Mathematics     Te Reo Maori
2.00 pm   English    
Tues 10 Nov 9.30 am Science Earth and Space Science Making Music Biology
2.00 pm   Mathematics    
Wed 11 Nov 9.30 am Music     English
2.00 pm Te Reo Maori Home Economics Chemistry Samoan
Thurs 12 Nov 9.30 am Geography Te Reo Maori Home Economics Statistics
2.00 pm Social Studies Economics English  
Canterbury Anniversary Day
Mon 16 Nov 9.30 am English Biology Health Physics
2.00 pm   Media Studies Music Studies  
Tues 17 Nov 9.30 am Japanese Physics Classical Studies  
2.00 pm Media Studies   Drama Calculus
Wed 18 Nov 9.30 am French Dance French Media Studies
2.00 pm   Spanish Economics Spanish
Thur 19 Nov 9.30 am Physics Samoan   Geography
2.00 pm Health French Statistics Te Reo Rangatira
Fri 20 Nov 9.30 am Dance History Physics French
2.00 pm Biology Accounting History  
Mon 23 Nov 9.30 am   Chemistry Te Reo Rangatira Classical Studies
2.00 pm Home Economics Agricultural and Horticultural Science Biology Accounting
Tues 24 Nov 9.30 am Chemistry Classical Studies Earth and Space Science Music
2.00 pm History   Business Studies History
Wed 25 Nov 9.30 am Drama Japanese Geography  
2.00 pm Economics Drama Calculus  
Thur 26 Nov 9.30 am   Geography Japanese Economics
2.00 pm German Latin Art History  
Fri 27 Nov 9.30 am Business Studies   Media Studies Chemistry
2.00 pm   Art History Chinese Latin
Mon 30 Nov 9.30 am Agricultural and Horticultural Science Music Agricultural and Horticultural Science Chinese
2.00 pm Chinese Health Accounting Art History
Tues 1 Dec 9.30 am Accounting   German Japanese
2.00 pm Classical Studies Business Studies Te Reo Maori Earth and Space Science
Wed 2 Dec 9.30 am   Chinese Spanish  
2.00 pm Spanish Education for Sustainability Dance Agricultural and Horticultural Science
Thurs 3 Dec 9.30 am Samoan Te Reo Rangatira    
2.00 pm Te Reo Rangatira Social Studies Samoan German
Fri 4 Dec 9.30 am Latin   Social Studies  
2.00 pm Art History German Latin  
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