Assessment (including Examination) Rules for Schools with Consent to Assess 2016 (EXPIRED)

8.4 Endorsement of NCEA certificates

  1. Endorsement of NCEA certificates under this Rule 8.4 occurs following the release of results in January 2017 based on credits on a Candidate’s Record of Achievement at that time.
  2. Where a Candidate qualifies in January of a year for Excellence or Merit endorsement under paragraphs c. and d. of this Rule 8.4, subject to paragraphs e. and f. of this Rule 8.4, only the highest eligible NCEA Certificate endorsement from the following list will be recognised on the Certificate awarding the NCEA Qualification:

    NCEA Level 3 Excellence
    NCEA Level 3 Merit
    NCEA Level 2 Excellence
    NCEA Level 2 Merit
    NCEA Level 1 Excellence
    NCEA Level 1 Merit.

  3. An Excellence endorsement of an NCEA certificate is issued to Candidates who have achieved 50 or more credits from standards with a grade of Excellence at the same or higher Level as the NCEA Certificate being endorsed.
  4. A Merit endorsement of an NCEA certificate is issued to Candidates who have achieved 50 or more credits from standards with a grade of either Merit or Excellence at the same Level or higher as the NCEA Certificate being endorsed.
  5. Where a Candidate qualifies for an NCEA Certificate at more than one Level in January of a year, each of those Certificates will be checked for endorsement.
  6. A Candidate may apply for NCEA Certificate endorsement in a year subsequent to the year the Candidate received an NCEA Certificate, where the Candidate achieves the required 50 or more credits at either Excellence or Merit at the Level of that NCEA Certificate.
 
 
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