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

8.3 Certificates for the Award of NCEA Qualifications

  1. A Level 1 NCEA certificate for the award of the Level 1 NCEA Qualification to a Candidate is based on a minimum of 80 Applicable credits at Level 1 or higher, and of those minimum 80 credits the Candidate must have;
    1. in literacy achieved either:
      1. 10 credits from the specified literacy Achievement Standards published on the NZQA website; or
      2. 10 credits from the literacy Assessment Standards published on the NZQA website; and
    2. in numeracy achieved either:
      1. 10 credits from the specified numeracy Achievement Standards published on the NZQA website; or
      2. 10 credits from the numeracy Assessment Standards published on the NZQA website.
  2. When calculating the Level 1 NCEA literacy and numeracy achievements, where credits from a standard contribute towards both the literacy and numeracy achievements, the credits will be counted towards both the literacy and the numeracy achievements but the credits that contribute towards both the literacy and numeracy achievements will be counted only once for the purposes of the minimum 80 credits achievement.
  3. A Level 2 NCEA certificate for the award of the Level 2 NCEA Qualification to a Candidate is based on a minimum of 80 Applicable credits at Level 1 or higher, and -
    1. of those minimum 80 credits the Candidate must have achieved a minimum of 60 credits at Level 2 or higher; and
    2. the Candidate must have met the Level 1 NCEA Certificate Literacy and Numeracy requirements.
  4. A Level 3 NCEA Certificate for the award of the Level 3 NCEA Qualification to a Candidate is based on a minimum of 80 Applicable credits at Level 2 or higher, and -
    1. of those minimum 80 credits the Candidate must have achieved 60 credits at Level 3 or higher; and
    2. the Candidate must have met the Level 1 NCEA Certificate Literacy and Numeracy requirements.
 
 
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