Overall New Zealand Scholarship results 2016

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2016 New Zealand Scholarship Monetary Awards

Award2016 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.

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.

50

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

34

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

233

Single Subject Awards

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

1 or 2 Scholarships

2050

* In 2016, the 35 Top Subject Scholarship awards were achieved by 34 students, 1 of these students achieving a Top Subject award in 2 subjects. Of these 34 students, 25 received Top Subject monetary awards, and the other 9 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 2633 2.96 69 9
Agriculture and Horticulture 532 2.44 11 2
Art History 1284 2.80 32 4
Biology 10434 2.94 276 31
Calculus 9425 3.07 257 32
Chemistry 9043 2.75 222 27
Chinese 679 3.09 19 2
Classical Studies 4387 3.01 119 13
Dance 877 2.96 23 3
Design 2665 3.00 71 9
Design and Visual Communication 1459 3.02 43 1
Drama 2319 3.06 64 7
Earth and Space Science 988 2.83 26 2
Economics 3493 3.01 94 11
English 17422 3.00 470 52
French 636 3.14 18 2
Geography 6505 3.01 175 21
German 232 3.02 6 1
History 6711 3.00 181 20
Japanese 485 3.09 14 1
Latin 25 16.00 3 1
Media Studies 2820 3.12 79 9
Music 1526 2.95 40 5
Painting 2939 3.16 84 9
Photography 3004 2.96 80 9
Physical Education 5322 2.57 123 14
Physics 8570 2.95 226 27
Printmaking 307 3.26 9 1
Sāmoan 265 3.02 7 1
Sculpture 216 3.24 6 1
Spanish 320 3.13 9 1
Statistics 11438 2.80 278 42
Te Reo Maori 936 2.88 23 4
Te Reo Rangatira 178 3.93 6 1
Technology 3898 1.64 54 10

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. (The number of candidates is provisional, subject to reviews and reconsiderations.)

 ScholarshipOutstanding Scholarship
 Mark RangeNo. of CandidatesMark RangeNo. of Candidates
Accounting 25-32 69 33-40 9
Agriculture and Horticulture 13-18 11 19-24 2
Art History 13-18 32 19-24 4
Biology 14-18 276 19-24 31
Calculus 20-31 257 32-40 32
Chemistry 16-24 222 25-32 27
Chinese 18-21 19 22-24 2
Classical Studies 14-18 119 19-24 13
Dance 16-20 23 21-24 3
Design 14-19 71 20-24 9
Design and Visual Communication 13-18 43 19-24 1
Drama 14-20 64 21-24 7
Earth and Space Science 13-18 26 19-24 2
Economics 13-18 94 19-24 11
English 14-18 470 19-24 52
French 17-21 18 22-24 2
Geography 13-18 175 19-24 21
German 17-18 6 19-24 1
History 21-30 181 31-40 20
Japanese 15-21 14 22-24 1
Latin 25-29 3 30-32 1
Media Studies 18-24 79 25-32 9
Music 19-25 40 26-32 5
Painting 14-19 84 20-24 9
Photography 13-19 80 20-24 9
Physical Education 13-19 123 20-24 14
Physics 21-31 226 32-40 27
Printmaking 15-22 9 23-24 1
Sāmoan 15-19 7 20-24 1
Sculpture 14-21 6 22-24 1
Spanish 15-18 9 19-24 1
Statistics 22-30 278 31-40 42
Te Reo Maori 13-19 23 20-24 4
Te Reo Rangatira 16-21 6 22-24 1
Technology 13-18 54 19-24 10
 
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