NCEA exam advice for students and whānau in weather impacted areas

20 Nov 2018

With over 30,000 students entered to sit NCEA exams tomorrow the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is advising students and their whānau to be aware of severe weather warnings and the impact that may have on getting to exams.

NZQA Deputy Chief Executive Assessment Kristine Kilkelly says in most centres NCEA exams will still proceed. However, the safety and well-being of students and staff is our foremost priority. If students are unable to get to an exam centre due to floods, snow and possible road closures NZQA’s Derived Grade process ensures that NCEA students can achieve an authentic grade for their work.

“Students spend many hours preparing for exams, so we do our best to ensure exam centres are open should students be able to get there safely.

“We appreciate the efforts of all school and exam centre staff who help ensure exams run smoothly for students across the country."

Families of students who live in areas impacted by the severe weather should check their school’s website/parent portal or social media pages to find out whether the school is open and school buses are running.

We encourage students and whānau to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Media contact:
NZQA Communications or 027 457 5783

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