Overall New Zealand Scholarship results 2015

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2015 New Zealand Scholarship Monetary Awards

Award2015 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

A minimum of four Scholarships at "Outstanding" level, demonstrating outstanding breadth and depth, with a range of additional Scholarships.

9

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.

59

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

 253

Single Subject Awards

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

1 or 2 Scholarships

 2053

* In 2015 the 35 Top Subject Scholarship awards were achieved by 31 students, 4 of these students achieving a Top Subject award in 2 subjects each. Of these 31 students, 18 received Top Subject monetary awards, and the other 13 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, receive the Top Subject Award and, in addition, a maximum of one $500 Single-Subject Award.

New Zealand Scholarship awards by subject - provisional

 

Scholarship SubjectCohort% Cohort
Awarded Scholarship
(including Outstanding)
Scholarship
(excluding Outstanding)
Outstanding
Accounting 2882 3.02 77 10
Agriculture and Horticulture 527 2.85 13 2
Art History 1372 2.92 36 4
Biology 10329 3.10 288 32
Calculus 9387 3.14 264 31
Chemistry 9261 3.05 255 27
Chinese 495 3.03 14 1
Classical Studies 4377 3.04 120 13
Dance 814 2.95 22 2
Design 2689 2.98 72 8
Design and Visual Communication 1464 3.01 39 5
Drama 2228 2.96 59 7
Earth and Space Science 914 3.17 26 3
Economics 3704 3.10 104 11
English 18210 3.00 489 57
French 666 2.85 18 1
Geography 6700 2.81 170 18
German 253 3.56 8 1
History 6731 2.99 181 20
Japanese 502 2.79 13 1
Latin 42 11.90 4 1
Media Studies 3230 3.16 92 10
Music 1543 3.18 44 5
Painting 3062 2.97 82 9
Photography 3010 2.96 80 9
Physical Education 5025 2.45 109 14
Physics 8486 2.96 223 28
Printmaking 287 3.14 8 1
Samoan 298 3.36 9 1
Sculpture 197 3.55 6 1
Spanish 389 3.08 11 1
Statistics 12396 2.87 316 40
Te Reo Maori 838 2.98 23 2
Te Reo Rangatira 164 3.05 4 1
Technology 3990 1.43 52 5

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 percentage of the Level 3 cohort achieving Scholarship is significantly higher for Latin than for other subjects:

  • Latin has a very small Level 3 cohort. 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 is undertaken by a very small number of candidates and has a very small Level 3 cohort, this discretionary flexibility resulted in a high percentage of the Level 3 cohort receiving awards.

New Zealand Scholarship mark ranges

The following table shows the range of marks for each subject in 2015. (The number of candidates is provisional, subject to reviews and reconsiderations.)

 
Scholarship
Outstanding Scholarship
 Mark RangeNo. of CandidatesMark RangeNo. of Candidates
Accounting 21–29 77 30–40 10
Agriculture and Horticulture 12–18 13 19–24 2
Art History 13–19 36 20–24 4
Biology 14–18 288 19–24 32
Calculus 20–31 264 32–40 31
Chemistry 17–24 255 25–32 27
Chinese 16–21 14 22–24 1
Classical Studies 14–19 120 20–24 13
Dance 14–20 22 21–24 2
Design 13–19 72 20–24 8
Design and Visual Communication 13–18 39 19–24 5
Drama 15–20 59 21–24 7
Earth and Space Science 14–18 26 19–24 3
Economics 13–18 104 19–24 11
English 14–18 489 19–24 57
French 18–22 18 23–24 1
Geography 13–18 170 19–24 18
German 15–20 8 21–24 1
History 21–30 181 31–40 20
Japanese 19–21 13 22–24 1
Latin 23–27 4 28–32 1
Media Studies 19–24 92 25–32 10
Music 22–27 44 28–32 5
Painting 13–19 82 20–24 9
Photography 13–19 80 20–24 9
Physical Education 13–19 109 20–24 14
Physics 22–32 223 33–40 28
Printmaking 15–21 8 22–24 1
Samoan 14–22 9 23–24 1
Sculpture 15–21 6 22–24 1
Spanish 15–18 11 19–24 1
Statistics 24–34 316 35–40 40
Te Reo Maori 16–18 23 19–24 2
Te Reo Rangatira 18–20 4 21–24 1
Technology 13–19 52 20–24 5
 
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