National secondary examinations timetable

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Mathematics Common Assessment Task (MCAT)

In 2019, dates for MCAT are Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 September. Guidelines for administration for the MCAT will be published on the Mathematics subject page and communicated by circular.


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

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

Examination timetable 2019

Download the 2019 examination timetable.

** Assessment also offered digitally


Submission dates for portfolios and reports

DateNCEA Level 1NCEA Level 2NCEA Level 3Scholarship
Wed 23 Oct Visual Arts      
Wed 30 Oct   Visual Arts    
Wed 30 Oct Design and Visual Communication /
Design and Visual Communication /
Design and Visual Communication /
Education for Sustainability /
Dance /
Design and Visual Communication /
Physical Education /
Technology / Music
Thurs 7 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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