Following recent disruptions to teaching, learning and assessment because of COVID-19, NZQA and the Ministry have announced three key changes for 2020 to address these impacts.
* Students working towards an NCEA can gain additional credits, based on the number of credits they achieve during the 2020 school year. For every 5 credits a student achieves towards their NCEA through internal or external assessment, they can be awarded an additional 1 credit. Students at NCEA Level 1 are eligible for up to a maximum of 10 additional credits while those at Levels 2 and 3 are eligible for up to a maximum of 8 additional credits. These will be known as Learning Recognition (LR) credits.
* Students will be awarded a certificate endorsement if they achieve 46 credits at Merit or Excellence level, rather than the usual 50. Students achieving 12 credits at Merit or Excellence level in a course - rather than 14 - will be awarded a course endorsement.
* Current UE requirements have been reduced to 12 credits in three UE-approved subjects, from 14 credits in three approved subjects. Students still need to attain NCEA Level 3 and meet the literacy and numeracy requirement to be awarded University Entrance.
Please note also that on the NCEA tab of the Curriculum page of our website we have added:
- a clear visual display of these changes on a PDF link
- new Upper Hutt College internal assessment schedules term by term - details have been given to students by hard paper copy