NCEA Subject Resources

Subject resource pages are available for the following subjects:

Accounting French Pāngarau
Agriculture & Horticulture Geography Physical Education
Art History German Physics
Biology Design & Visual Communication Psychology
Business Studies Hangarau Pūtaiao
Chemistry Hauora Religious Studies
Chinese Health Samoan
Classical Studies History Science
Computing/Digital Technologies Home Economics Social Studies
Cook Islands Māori Japanese Sociology
Dance Korean Spanish
Drama Latin Supported Learning 
Earth and Space Science Legal Studies Te Reo Māori 
Economics Māori Performing Arts & other Field Maori Te Reo Rangatira 
Education for Sustainability Mathematics and Statistics Technology 
English Media Studies Tikanga-ā-Iwi 
English Language (EL) Music Lea Faka-Tonga 
  Ngā Toi Visual Arts
English for Academic Purposes Literacy and Numeracy  
Examination papers translated into Te Reo Māori
Te Reo Māori translation subjects

Glossaries For Translated NCEA External Examinations

Science and Technology
English–Māori (PDF, 1.4MB)
Māori–English (PDF, 1.4MB)
English–Māori (PDF, 165KB)
Māori–English (PDF, 168KB)
Social Studies
English–Māori (PDF, 204KB)
Māori–English (PDF, 206KB)

Each NCEA subject resource page may include some or all of the following types of documents:

Assessment Report An overview of the performance of candidates in the external standards of a subject, for use by teachers and candidates.
Assessment Schedule The markers' guide – what was accepted, or looked for in candidate answers.  Should be read in association with the Judgement Statement.
Assessment Specifications Provide the assessment parameters for each externally assessed achievement standard. Should be read alongside the applicable standards. Cover information such as format of examination paper and context of questions (where appropriate), as well as equipment candidates can bring and use. For portfolio subjects, cover submission date, authenticity requirements, and type and volume of materials that may be submitted as evidence.
Cut Scores Defines how the different levels of performance were separated from each other. For Grade Score Marking, these are the cut scores between the grades N, A, M, and E.
Examination Paper The set of questions to be answered by candidates in the exam room. In some cases there will be a single document; in others there may be separate documents.
Exemplar of Examination Paper An actual student answer script, with annotations from the marker indicating why the script was assessed in the way it was.
Exemplar for Internally Assessed Standard An extract of student evidence, with commentary by the moderator explaining key aspects of the standard (for teacher use).
The Standard
(Unit or Achievement)
Defines the learning outcomes (what the learner will be able to do, or explain, or demonstrate, or understand, etc), as well as the assessment criteria.

New content will be added as it is developed or becomes available.

NZQA thanks the students who have allowed their work to be published as exemplars.

Standards and previous exam documents (and associated reports, schedules, etc.) are also available through Search NCEA standards.


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