August 23, 2022
Kia ora e te Whānau,
At Wellington College, we support our young people to perform to their personal best. We encourage and support students to attain NCEA Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications, University Entrance, and to aspire to Scholarship. All of these provide a pathway in which students can find success. Since 2020 there has been a national review of the NCEA system and as part of this review, schools across the country have been redesigning their curriculum programmes with changes to assessment at Level 1.
Over the last 18 months, Wellington College has been conducting its own review and, from 2024, we will be commencing a new Year 11 programme that better prepares our young people for the Level 2 NCEA qualification and beyond. Many schools have already made this change, and this document outlines the approaches some of them are taking.
Our new structure will reduce the amount of NCEA Level 1 assessments for students while still providing them with strategies and experiences to build their knowledge and skills. This will increase achievement and engagement at Year 12 and 13. More meaningful forms of assessment will be used to help students reflect on their learning, and to record and track progress, which will be clearly reported to whānau.
We are now in the process of designing a framework, and will engage with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure this caters for all learners. There will be opportunity for community input and feedback throughout this process. If you have any initial queries or comments, please submit these via this form.
Ngā mihi nui,
WC Strategic Leadership Team