The New Zealand Curriculum applies to all school students, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, belief, ability or disability, social or cultural background, or geographical location in New Zealand. The Curriculum specifies eight essential learning areas which describe in broad terms the knowledge and understanding which all students need to acquire.
- The Arts
- Health and Physical Education
- Language and Languages
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Social Sciences
The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is the senior secondary school national qualification which was implemented in all New Zealand schools in 2002.