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Special Assessment Conditions - Extra Writing Time Option

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A student who is entitled to Computer or Writer assistance may opt to request Extra Writing Time instead for assessments in selected subjects where using a computer or writer may not be easy.

For exams in these subjects the student must be entered in NCEA for more than two standards or entered for Scholarship, and not already entitled to Extra Writing Time. The student must select the whole session, not standard by standard.

This option does not apply if the student is using a Computer as a result of the Computer Notification process.

For internal time-bound assessments extra time should be offered in the same subjects and levels where it suits, at the rate of 10 minutes per hour. 

This also applies, as appropriate, to Common Assessment Task assessments, including MCAT.

NCEA Subjects and Levels

NZ Scholarship Subjects

Accounting L1, L2 and L3

Scholarship Accounting

Biology L1, L2 and L3

Scholarship Biology

Calculus L3

Scholarship Calculus

Chemistry L1, L2 and L3

Scholarship Chemistry

Economics L1, L2 and L3

Scholarship Economics

Earth and Space Science L2 and L3

Scholarship Earth and Space Science

Geography L1, L2 and L3

Scholarship Geography

Mathematics and Statistics L1 and L2

Scholarship Physics

Making Music L3

Scholarship Statistics

Music L1 and L2


Physics L1, L2 and L3


Statistics L3


Science L1


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