We have received notification from NZQA that there have been changes made to NCEA and UE for 2022. These have been put in place because of Covid disruptions in Terms 1 and 2.
The changes are outlined below:
Learning Recognition Credits (LRC) will be available to help students attain their Level 1, 2 or 3 NCEA, and the number of Credits needed for a Certificate Endorsement have been reduced for this year.
Level 1 NCEA
For every 5 Credits gained at L1 this year, NZQA will add 1 Learning Recognition Credit up to a maximum of 10 LRC. They will be put on in January 2023.
Level 2 and Level 3 NCEA
For every 5 Credits gained at L2 or L3, NZQA will add 1 Learning Recognition Credit up to a maximum of 8 LRC. They will be put on in January 2023.
These LRC are not Achieved, Merit or Excellence Credits so cannot be used for NCEA Certificate Endorsements or NCEA Subject Endorsements.
The requirement to get a Level 1, 2 or 3 NCEA Certificate Endorsement has been reduced this year from 50 E Credits for an Excellence Certificate Endorsement down to 46 E Credits. To get a Merit Certificate Endorsement, students only need 46 M or E Credits (instead of the usual 50 M or E Credits).
There are no changes to the Credits needed to gain a Subject Endorsement.
There may also be some changes to deadlines for Technology and DVCT projects/folios. No information came on these date changes at this point so students should check with their subject teacher. There is no change to the Visual Arts portfolio due dates.
For Y13, there has been a change to one aspect of gaining University Entrance (UE). Students previously needed 14 Credits in 3 Approved UE subjects. This year, they need 14 Credits in two UE-approved subjects and only 12 Credits in the third UE-approved subject.