Assessment (including Examination) Rules for Schools with Consent to Assess 2021

5.2 Candidate Eligibility

  1. A Candidate is eligible to be assessed against an Assessment Standard who:
    1. meets any eligibility criteria specified in the standard concerned; and
    2. has had entries for either externally assessed standards or internally assessed standards forwarded to NZQA by a School.
  2. A Candidate enrolled in a school in 2021, is eligible to enter in a New Zealand Scholarship subject in 2021. For the avoidance of doubt a School may enter:
    1. international fee-paying students enrolled with the School; or
    2. students enrolled in a school without Consent to Assess but who make entry via the School through a Memorandum of Understanding that exists between the schools; or
    3. home-schooled, secondary school equivalent students, who have not completed their secondary education in a previous year, who make an entry as a link student with that School and attest to their eligibility through a Justice of the Peace.
  3. Where a disqualification under rule 7.1.9.p.iii is in force in relation to a student, having been imposed under earlier replaced versions of these Rules, -
    1. the Student is ineligible to enter any specified assessments and/or scholarship subjects that the disqualification applies to; or
    2. the Student is ineligible to enter any assessments and/or Scholarship subjects until the expiry of the specified period of time that the disqualification applies to; but
    3. a Student remains eligible for entry to those assessments or Scholarship subjects where the student has appealed or applied for a review of the disqualification and the outcome of the appeal or review is not known at the time of entry.
  4. A home-schooled student and other persons who are eligible but not enrolled in a School may be assessed against Assessment Standards through a School, with the associated administrative costs being negotiated between the student (or other person) and the School.
  5. NZQA may permit assessment, despite a person not meeting the eligibility criteria, if extenuating circumstances justify it.
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