Assessment Specifications

Level 1 Samoan 2022

General information

Domain

Samoan

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

90903  90906

Information relating to both achievement standards

The examination will require responses written in English, te reo Māori, and/or Samoan to a variety of written and spoken Samoan texts on areas of most immediate relevance.

Instructions will be in English, and questions will be in Samoan and English.

Texts will relate to basic personal information and past, present and/or future experiences, for example:

  • family and friends
  • home
  • school
  • free time and leisure
  • hometown and country
  • fa’asāmoa.

As they develop their fluency and accuracy, learners can benefit from reading texts where macrons and glottal stops are consistently used. Level 1 Samoan will use macrons and glottal stops as appropriate for learners of Gagana Sāmoa.

For further guidance on language and contexts, see:

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

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

90903

Title

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Samoan texts on areas of most immediate relevance

Version

2

Number of credits

5

Candidates will listen and respond to recordings of 3 spoken texts, which they will hear as a whole and twice in sections. Candidates may make notes in the listening notes spaces provided. 

Listening will commence in the second hour of the examination. Candidates will be advised 5 minutes before the hour that the listening will commence. 

The total duration of the recordings will be up to 45 minutes.


Standard

90906

Title

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Samoan texts on areas of most immediate relevance

Version

2

Number of credits

5

Candidates will read and respond to up to 3 written texts representative of different text types.


Samoan subject page

Examination timetable

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