Overall New Zealand Scholarship results 2014

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2014 New Zealand Scholarship Monetary Awards

Award2014 Awardees attainedNo of Students

Premier Awards

$10,000 each year for three years (for the very top 5-10 students) as long as they maintain at least a "B" grade average in tertiary studies

Four or five Scholarships at "Outstanding" level or three Scholarships at "Outstanding" level plus three additional Scholarships, or three Scholarships at "Outstanding" level including two first subject rankings plus an additional two Scholarships.

10

Outstanding Scholar Awards

$5,000 each year for three years (for the top 40-60 students) as long as they maintain at least a "B" grade average in tertiary studies

A minimum of three Scholarships with two or three at "Outstanding" level, or at least five Scholarships with one at "Outstanding" level.

56

Top Subject Scholarship Awards

$2,000 each year for three years as long as students maintain at least  a "B" grade in tertiary studies

Top of Subject

35

Scholarship Award

$2,000 each year for three years as long as students maintain at least a "B" grade average in tertiary studies

3 or more Scholarships

243

Single Subject Awards

A "one-off" award of $500 per subject (maximum payment is $1,000)

1 or 2 Scholarships

1947

* In 2014 the 35 Top Subject Scholarship awards were achieved by 33 students, 2 of these students achieving a Top Subject award in 2 subjects each. Of these 33 students, 22 received Top Subject monetary awards, the other 11 received awards in other categories. Candidates meeting the criteria for more than one award receive only the award of the highest monetary value in most circumstances. However, candidates receiving a Top Subject Scholar Award, who also achieve Scholarship in another subject in addition, receive the Top Subject Award and a maximum of one $500 Single-Subject Award.

New Zealand Scholarship awards by subject - provisional

Scholarship Subject

Cohort

% Cohort
Awarded Scholarship
(including Outstanding)

Scholarship
(excluding Outstanding)

Outstanding

Accounting 2594 2.93% 67 9
Agriculture and Horticulture 507 2.37% 11 1
Art History 1369 3.07% 38 4
Biology 9470 3.03% 259 28
Calculus 8021 3.18% 228 27
Chemistry 8237 2.87% 212 24
Chinese 345 3.48% 11 1
Classical Studies 4562 3.02% 123 15
Dance 722 3.19% 20 3
Design 2665 3.08% 74 8
Design and Visual Communication 1462 3.01% 41 3
Drama 2288 3.02% 62 7
Earth and Space Science 726 1.65% 10 2
Economics 3491 2.84% 89 10
English 16843 2.99% 454 50
French 631 3.01% 16 3
Geography 6885 2.98% 182 23
German 235 2.98% 6 1
History 6763 2.99% 182 20
Japanese 487 3.08% 13 2
Latin 23 21.74% 4 1
Media Studies 3155 3.01% 84 11
Music 1550 2.97% 41 5
Painting 2994 2.97% 80 9
Photography 3007 3.03% 82 9
Physical Education 4807 2.93% 126 15
Physics 7935 3.07% 216 28
Printmaking 272 3.68% 9 1
Samoan 283 3.18% 8 1
Sculpture 186 3.23% 5 1
Spanish 281 3.20% 8 1
Statistics 11859 3.06% 325 38
Te Reo Maori 541 2.96% 14 2
Te Reo Rangatira 115 5.22% 5 1
Technology 3650 1.56% 49 8

The Technical Overview Group Assessment applies discretion in the setting of cut scores: The 3 percent criterion is applied with discretion of plus or minus 5 students. Cut scores are set such that all students at or above the cut score have demonstrated performance at the Scholarship standard.

*Note: There are reasons why the percentages of the Level 3 cohort achieving scholarship are significantly higher for Latin and Te Reo Rangatira than other subjects:

  • They both have very small Level 3 cohorts. The large proportion of the cohort awarded Scholarship reflects this.
  • Up to five candidates in addition to 3% of the Level 3 cohort can receive scholarship in each subject. Because Latin and Te Reo Rangatira are undertaken by very small numbers of candidates and have very small Level 3 cohorts, this discretionary flexibility resulted in high percentages of the Level 3 cohort receiving awards.

New Zealand Scholarship mark ranges

The following table shows the range of marks for each subject in 2014. (The number of candidates is provisional, subject to reviews and reconsiderations.)

 

Scholarship

Outstanding Scholarship

 

Mark Range

No. of Candidates

Mark Range

No. of Candidates

Accounting 23-30 67 31-40 9
Agriculture and Horticulture 13-19 11 20-24 1
Art History 13-19 38 20-24 4
Biology 14-18 259 19-24 28
Calculus 22-34 228 35-40 27
Chemistry 21-30 212 31-40 24
Chinese 17-22 11 23-24 1
Classical Studies 14-19 123 20-24 15
Dance 13-19 20 20-24 3
Design 13-19 74 20-24 8
Design and Visual Communication 13-17 41 18-24 3
Drama 15-18 62 19-24 7
Earth and Space Science 12-18 10 19-24 2
Economics 13-18 89 19-24 10
English 14-18 454 19-24 50
French 18-21 16 22-24 3
Geography 14-19 182 20-24 23
German 17-19 6 20-24 1
History 23-31 182 32-40 20
Japanese 16-20 13 21-24 2
Latin 25-30 4 31-32 1
Media Studies 19-25 84 26-32 11
Music 21-26 41 27-32 5
Painting 14-19 80 20-24 9
Photography 13-19 82 20-24 9
Physical Education 13-18 126 19-24 15
Physics 21-31 216 32-40 28
Printmaking 14-20 9 21-24 1
Samoan 16-20 8 21-24 1
Sculpture 15-21 5 22-24 1
Spanish 18-20 8 21-24 1
Statistics 22-29 325 30-40 38
Te Reo Maori 19-20 14 21-24 2
Te Reo Rangatira 18-21 5 22-24 1
Technology 13-18 49 19-24 8
 
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