Overall New Zealand Scholarship results 2017

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2017 New Zealand Scholarship Monetary Awards

Award2017 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 Three Scholarships at "Outstanding" level, demonstrating outstanding breadth and depth, with a range of additional Scholarships.

NB: The number of recipients for this award is restricted and achieving the minimum requirement will not guarantee an award.

11

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

265

Single Subject Awards

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

1 or 2 Scholarships

2078

* In 2017, 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, 24 received Top Subject monetary awards, and the other 10 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 2569 3.00 69 8
Agriculture and Horticulture 546 2.93 14 2
Art History 1135 3.17 33 3
Biology 10673 3.02 290 32
Calculus 9385 3.08 259 30
Chemistry 9371 3.00 253 28
Chinese 744 3.09 21 2
Classical Studies 4139 3.02 113 12
Dance 861 2.90 22 3
Design 2707 3.03 74 8
Design and Visual Communication 1449 2.97 39 4
Drama 2264 2.83 57 7
Earth and Space Science 974 2.67 24 2
Economics 3474 3.08 96 11
English 17663 3.04 484 53
French 631 3.01 17 2
Geography 6293 3.05 173 19
German 246 4.07 9 1
History 6752 2.98 180 21
Japanese 522 3.07 14 2
Latin 27 18.52 3 2
Media Studies 2822 3.05 78 8
Music 1569 3.12 43 6
Painting 2913 3.12 82 9
Photography 3186 3.01 86 10
Physical Education 5398 2.93 139 19
Physics 9431 2.81 236 29
Printmaking 327 3.36 10 1
Samoan 310 3.23 8 2
Sculpture 188 3.72 6 1
Spanish 389 3.08 11 1
Statistics 11368 2.97 294 44
Te Reo Maori 853 2.93 22 3
Te Reo Rangatira 189 4.23 7 1
Technology 3979 1.73 59 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 18-24 69 25-32 8
Agriculture and Horticulture 12-18 14 19-24 2
Art History 13-18 33 19-24 3
Biology 13-18 290 19-24 32
Calculus 22-33 259 34-40 30
Chemistry 17-24 253 25-32 28
Chinese 18-20 21 21-24 2
Classical Studies 14-19 113 20-24 12
Dance 14-20 22 21-24 3
Design 13-20 74 21-24 8
Design and Visual Communication 13-17 39 18-24 4
Drama 14-20 57 21-24 7
Earth and Space Science 13-17 24 18-24 2
Economics 14-18 96 19-24 11
English 14-19 484 20-24 53
French 15-21 17 22-24 2
Geography 13-18 173 19-24 19
German 15-18 9 19-24 1
History 21-30 180 31-40 21
Japanese 16-20 14 21-24 2
Latin 25-27 3 28-32 2
Media Studies 14-18 78 19-32 8
Music 21-27 43 28-32 6
Painting 14-19 82 20-24 9
Photography 13-19 86 20-24 10
Physical Education 13-18 139 19-24 19
Physics 21-30 236 31-40 29
Printmaking 15-23 10 24-24 1
Samoan 15-21 8 22-24 2
Sculpture 15-23 6 24-24 1
Spanish 16-18 11 19-24 1
Statistics 25-32 294 33-40 44
Te Reo Maori 16-20 22 21-24 3
Te Reo Rangatira 17-20 7 21-24 1
Technology 13-18 59 19-24 10
 
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