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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.

Policies and Documentation

2021 Assessment Policies and Documentation
Supplemental to the Assessment Policies

2021 NZQA Examination Fees

Fees are payable by International students to have their results recorded on their Record of Achievement, and to receive their certificate. 

These entry fees are paid to, and managed by, the school. They are due by the end of July 2021. A late administration fee of $50 is payable if the deadline is not met

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

Starting Dates 2022

Welcome to 2022! We hope you are enjoying your summer holidays. A reminder that Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 start on Tuesday 1 February. Year 9s start on Wednesday 2 February. You can find all the details HERE