National secondary examinations timetable

Common Assessment Tasks (CATs) | Submission dates for portfolios and reports

Examinations

ALL NCEA (levels 1–3) ands New Zealand Scholarship examination sessions are three hours.

All exam sessions start at either 9.30 am or 2.00 pm.

Examination timetable 2020

Download the 2020 examination timetable.

** Assessment also offered digitally

 

Common Assessment Tasks (CATs)

DateNCEA Level 1NCEA Level 2NCEA Level 3
Tue 15 Sept Mathematics (MCAT) Cook Islands Māori / Korean /Tongan  
Wed 16 Sept Cook Islands Māori / Korean /Tongan    
Thu 17 Sept Mathematics (MCAT)   Cook Islands Māori / Korean /Tongan
14-25 Sept
12-23 Oct
Digital Technology Digital Technology Digital Technology
  • Guidelines for administration for the CATs will be published on the Subject pages and communicated by circular.
  • Schools must indicate which day they intend to offer the Mathematics and Digital Technology CATs.

 

Submission dates for portfolios and reports

DateNCEA Level 1NCEA Level 2NCEA Level 3Scholarship
Wed 21 Oct Visual Arts      
Wed 28 Oct   Visual Arts    
Wed 28 Oct Design and Visual Communication /
Technology
Design and Visual Communication /
Technology
Design and Visual Communication /
Education for Sustainability /
Technology
Dance /
Design and Visual Communication /
Physical Education /
Technology / Music
Thurs 5 Nov     Visual Arts Visual Arts

Note: These are the deadlines for schools to submit materials to NZQA. Students should confirm dates for submission within their schools.

 
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