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Assessment Specifications

Level 3 Home Economics 2023

General information


Home Economics

Method of assessment

Written examination


91470  91471

Information relating to both achievement standards

Candidates will be required to use the resources provided for each achievement standard. In the examinations, the resources will be provided in separate resource booklets.

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




Evaluate conflicting nutritional information relevant to well-being in New Zealand society



Number of credits


Candidates will apply their own knowledge and understanding to evaluate conflicting information in resources provided by comparing and contrasting it in relation to information from their studies. 

Credibility of nutritional information is based on evidence, reliability, motivation, and source of the information / research. 

Candidates will be expected to have an understanding of the role of fats and oils in a healthy diet.




Analyse the influences of food advertising on



Number of credits


Candidates will be expected to explain a range of techniques to analyse advertisements provided. Techniques are found in Explanatory Note 4 of the standard

Candidates will be expected to identify and challenge the explicit and implicit messages conveyed in one of the advertisements in relation to food choices and well-being / hauora.

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