2017 NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship results released

Issue: Volume 97, Number 3

Posted: 26 February 2018
Reference #: 1H9har

Almost 168,000 students received their NCEA results in January, with more than 89,000 students logging into the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) website to view their results on release day, 16 January 2018.

More than 60,000 students had logged in before 11.30am – equating to around 220 students logging in each minute. Many viewed their results multiple times during the course of the day.

NZQA Deputy Chief Executive Kristine Kilkelly says the release of NCEA results went well.

“NZQA manages results release carefully and we plan well to ensure students are able to get immediate access to their results through our website.”

More than half the students used mobile devices to log in and check their results.

New Zealand Scholarship results were released on 13 February, and winners of the Premier, Top Subject Scholar and Outstanding Scholarship awards were announced the following day.

New Zealand Scholarship, regarded as the most prestigious secondary school academic award in the country, extends the very best students and offers financial rewards for those going on to full-time tertiary study in New Zealand.

More than 9,800 students entered New Zealand Scholarship last year across 35 subjects. Of those who sat New Zealand Scholarship, 2,413 students were awarded one or more scholarships.

Students sitting New Zealand Scholarship are assessed on their ability to demonstrate high-level critical thinking, abstraction and generalisation. Successful students are those who can also integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding and ideas to complex situations.

NZQA Deputy Chief Executive Kristine Kilkelly says New Zealand Scholarship results and the announcement of Award winners are eagerly anticipated. “NZQA congratulates all scholarship recipients on their well-deserved achievements.”

Planning is already underway for this year’s Top Scholar Awards ceremony, to be held at the Grand Hall in Parliament in Wellington on
2 May. Premier Scholars and Top Subject Scholars will receive their awards and the winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence will be announced.

Another anticipated event is Top Art, the annual exhibition of portfolios from students that achieved excellence in NCEA Level 3 Visual Arts. The touring exhibition includes portfolios from across all five disciplines – design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Top Art will be launched at Massey University (Wellington) on 26 February, before the exhibition is split into two sections that tour the North and South Islands.

Final national achievement statistics will be made available on the NZQA website in mid-April.

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 9:00 AM, 26 February 2018

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