Tonight we are undertaking some important system updates necessary to support our NCEA results reporting for schools Published at 3.28pm on 16 January

The update will take place for up to four hours from 10pm on Wednesday 16 January.

Access to our Learner Login pages will be unavailable during this time, including access to the NCEA results.

We have scheduled this brief but necessary outage at this time in order to minimise any inconvenience to students.

Assessment Matters


Information for Social Studies external assessment for 2019
A2018/34 - 03 Dec 2018


Principal's Nominee
Head of Social Studies Department
All Social Studies Teachers

Information for Social Studies external assessment for 2019

As part of the regular process of review and improvement, there will be some changes to Social Studies external assessment for 2019. The changes are in the 2019 Assessment specifications.

Level 1


  • No resource booklet will be provided

Level 1


  • A resource booklet will be provided.
  • No context will be provided in advance.

Level 2


  • Candidates will be required to discuss the concept of intervention.

Level 3


  • Candidates will be given a quote that they are required to respond to.

The focus of the Social Studies examination will change to assess candidate ability to analyse any resources using the skills they have learnt during their Social Studies course and not just their own knowledge.


Please refer any enquiries relating to this circular to:
School Relationship Manager
School Quality Assurance and Liaison
Telephone: 04 463 3000
Fax: 04 463 3115

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