National secondary examinations timetable

Mathematics Common Assessment Task (MCAT)

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

In 2016, dates for MCAT are Tuesday 13 and Thursday 15 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 2016

Download the 2016 examination timetable (PDF, 2.8MB).

Date / TimeNCEA Level 1NCEA Level 2NCEA Level 3Scholarship
Wed 9 Nov 9.30 am       Drama
  2.00 pm  
Thurs 10 Nov 9.30 am English Spanish   English
2.00 pm   Earth and Space Science Biology  
Canterbury Anniversary Day
Mon 14 Nov 9.30 am Science Classical Studies Agricultural and
Horticultural Science
2.00 pm Agricultural and
Horticultural Science
Agricultural and
Horticultural Science
Making Music Chemistry
Tues 15 Nov 9.30 am Economics Physics Latin Economics
2.00 pm Physics Economics Physics French
Wed 16 Nov 9.30 am Geography Dance Geography Japanese
2.00 pm Dance Geography Dance Physics
Thurs 17 Nov 9.30 am Mathematics   Spanish Statistics
2.00 pm   English   Biology
Fri 18 Nov 9.30 am   Biology History Spanish
2.00 pm History   Accounting Music
Mon 21 Nov 9.30 am Home Economics Chemistry Home Economics Geography
2.00 pm Chemistry Home Economics Chemistry Te reo Māori
Tues 22 Nov 9.30 am Accounting Art History Classical Studies Chinese
2.00 pm Te reo Māori Accounting English  
Wed 23 Nov 9.30 am Biology History Art History
Agricultural and
Horticultural Science
2.00 pm Chinese
Latin Music Studies Samoan
Te reo Rangatira
Thurs 24 Nov 9.30 am   Mathematics   Art History
2.00 pm Spanish   Statistics  
Fri 25 Nov 9.30 am Business Studies Samoan
Te reo Rangatira
Business Studies Calculus
2.00 pm Music Business Studies Economics Earth and Space Science
Mon 28 Nov 9.30 am Health French Health Latin
2.00 pm French Health French  
Tues 29 Nov 9.30 am Latin Media Studies Chinese
Classical Studies
2.00 pm Media Studies Chinese
Media Studies  
Wed 30 Nov 9.30 am Samoan
Te reo Rangatira
Social Studies Samoan
Te reo Rangatira
2.00 pm Social Studies Music Earth and Space Science German
Thurs 1 Dec 9.30 am Japanese Te reo Māori Japanese Media Studies
2.00 pm Classical Studies Japanese Te reo Māori  
Fri 2 Dec 9.30 am Drama Education for Sustainability Drama  
2.00 pm Art History Drama Social Studies  
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