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New Zealand Scholarship Religious Studies 2020
A2019/19 - 28 Nov 2019


Principal's Nominee
All teachers

From 2020, Religious Studies will be added to the list of subjects for the New Zealand Scholarship Award. The Scholarship assessment will be in the form of a written examination and candidates will be required to respond to a stimulus question.

A link to the draft performance standard can be found below.

We are seeking feedback from teachers in this survey by 6 December 2019.

Further information, including the assessment specifications, a draft examination, assessment schedule and examples of student performance will be published on the Religious Studies Subject page on the NZQA website in January 2020.

New Zealand Scholarship Religious Studies draft Performance Standard currently under review.


Please refer any enquiries relating to this circular to your School Relationship Manager.

Lauren Crowe
National Assessment Facilitator
Secondary Examinations
Telephone: 04 463 3167

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