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Assessment Specifications

Level 2 Home Economics 2023

General information


Home Economics

Method of assessment

Written examination


91300  91304

Information relating to both achievement standards

Candidates will be required to explore topics from a socioecological perspective, and to apply the concepts of hauora / well-being.

Planning spaces will not be marked.

The assessment will be available to candidates in paper or digital format. Further information about digital external assessments can be found on the Digital Assessments: NCEA Online page.

Specific information for individual achievement standards




Analyse the relationship between well-being, food choices and determinants of health



Number of credits


Questions will relate to a scenario provided. The question will require candidates to discuss all 4 dimensions of well-being as stated in the New Zealand curriculum and to apply the same to the given scenario. 

Candidates will be expected to refer to THREE determinants of health from the list below, which are relevant to the given scenario.

  • work conditions
  • unemployment
  • social support
  • access to healthy foods
  • addiction




Evaluate health promoting strategies designed to address a nutritional need



Number of credits


Candidates will understand health-promotion strategies and what makes them effective, as well as nutrient needs in general (how to maintain a body's healthy state).

Resources provided will include examples relevant to the task.

Home Economics subject page

Examination timetable

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