Curriculum & Learning

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About NCEA

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.

  • – English
  • – The Arts
  • – Health and Physical Education
  • – Language and Languages
  • – Mathematics and Statistics
  • – Science
  • – Social Sciences
  • – Technology

The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is the senior secondary school national qualification which was implemented in all New Zealand schools in 2002.

2021 NZQA Examination Fees

Payments can be made to the school or to NZQA directly. 

Log into the NZQA website and use your Learner Login. If this is not possible, candidates can complete the  School Candidate Form – Payment of NZQA Fees and make a manual payment. Relevant details are provided on the form.

Late Fees and Reminders

Any NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship payments made after 1 December 2021 may incur a late fee.

For more information:

NCEA Review 

In 2018, the government released an NCEA Review discussion document which was open for public consultation and feedback.  WGHS submitted a NCEA Review Detailed Submission, which was a collation of the feedback provided by staff, parents/community and students.  

Findings from the public engagement have now been released and the summary is now available, as well as the full report

Friday 9 April

Our Parent Portal is now back up and running.