Community Update – Year 11 changes in 2024

August 7, 2023

Kia ora e te whānau,

We would like to provide a further update on our Year 11 programme next year.

At Wellington College, we support our young people to perform to their personal best. We expect students to attain NCEA Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications, University Entrance, and to aspire to Scholarship. Alongside many schools who have reviewed their programmes during a time of curriculum change, we too are developing a new and inclusive approach to assessment in preparation for NCEA Level 2 and beyond.

From 2024, we will be launching our new 9 – 11 Learning Progressions Framework. This framework places each and every student in the centre of its design through strengthening students’ foundational skills, and extending student knowledge and capabilities. This framework will replace our Junior Assessment Framework and NCEA Level 1.

The school will continue to provide a range of assessment opportunities, and will regularly report student progress, ensuring that our young people have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in a variety of ways. Our teachers are currently working in collaboration with curriculum leaders to refine our new framework, and more detail will be shared with the community next term.

Over the next two weeks, students are selecting their subjects for next year. They should continue selecting subjects for which they show interest and strengths, and which prepare them well for their chosen pathways. Information on course selection can be found here.

Key points:

  • The key change currently is the way we approach assessment and report progress. The learning programmes will largely remain the same in 2024.

  • We will continue to invite selected students into accelerated Mathematics and Science programmes in Year 10. However rather than completing NCEA Level 1 assessments in Year 10, these classes will engage in extension within a rigorous course in preparation for NCEA Level 2 the following year.

  • Students in Year 11 who are taking NCEA Level 2 courses will continue doing so.

  • Reports will remain as they currently are.

  • Assessment will be reported as Learning Progressions.

  • An information evening will be held in Term 4.

NCEA Literacy and Numeracy corequisites

You may be aware that there are changes being made to NCEA in 2024. This includes new standards that will assess students’ Literacy and Numeracy | Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau.

Please see this article for information on the upcoming assessment for Year 10 students.

For more information about the NCEA changes, see the fact sheet here: