Students’ NCEA results released
Waking up early in the school holidays is normally a challenge, but not on Tuesday.
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority released NCEA results which are available online, with nearly 28,000 students logging in to check their individual results in the first hour, between 7am and 8am.
Throughout the country there were more than 60,000 students who had logged in by 11.30am, which represented about 220 students logging in each minute.
Among them, there were more than 6000 Southland students who were entered into NCEA examinations this year.
The figure includes 387 students who sat papers for scholarships.
Nationally there was about 168,000 students who sat NCEA.
The authority’s deputy chief executive, Kristine Kilkelly, says the release of NCEA results was going well, with no reported issues to date.
‘‘NZQA manages results release carefully and we plan well to ensure students are able to get immediate access to their results through our website.’’
Students will receive their marked examination papers in hard copy from late January.
Those who sat digital examinations as part of NZQA’s Digital Trials and Pilots Programme will be able to log on to the online examination platform and view their marked digital examination from January 23.
After receiving their marked NCEA papers, students have until February 16 to apply for a review or reconsideration of their examination papers.
A review is when all sections of a booklet or portfolio are checked to make sure they have been marked and results correctly recorded and transferred.
A review does not involve remarking.
A reconsideration involves reassessing all answers in the answer booklet using the original assessment schedule, meaning remarking it, and also involves checking mechanical processes, meaning transferring grades.
Students who sat New Zealand Scholarship examinations will be able to view their results online from February 13, and apply for a review or reconsideration until March 2.
Final national achievement statistics will be made available on the NZQA website in early April.
Southland Boys High School students sit an exam in the school hall.