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NCEA is New Zealand's National Certificate of Educational Achievement

NCEA is a flexible and internationally well-recognised qualification, consisting of both internal assessments and external assessments to cater for different learning styles. Students sitting NCEA are assessed throughout the year with assignments, practical assessments, presentations, examinations, and project work.

It is possible to gain NCEA in two years, however, usually students gain credits in their last three years of school (Years 11, 12 and 13). All students who are at Rangitoto College from February to December (one full academic year) will be required to sit NCEA exams at the end of the year. The NCEA exam fees ($400) are already included in the tuition fee and are paid by the school.

NCEA Subjects

At Rangitoto College, students can choose many of the subjects they study, and their choices will depend on their goals. We always encourage them to choose subjects they are interested in and subjects that are a prerequisite for a specific tertiary or vocational pathway.

NCEA 2021 Results

Rangitoto academic results from 2021 have been outstanding. This is a reflection of our onsite and online knowledge-rich curriculum, as well as our students’ commitment to their studies.  Well done to our 2021 students on another exceptional academic year!
Our students’ commitment to their studies in spite of the disruption caused by lockdown, has led to excellent outcomes being achieved. Record results were achieved in many areas, with all Levels achieving outstanding pass rates.

Importantly, high proportions of students were awarded Excellence and Merit endorsements. Our University Entrance rate is the highest for the past 5 years. Even without the Covid-19 NCEA adjustments to qualification requirements, we are very pleased with these results. Congratulations to our students for these exceptional results.

Read more about the exceptional success Rangitoto College has as the country’s top NZQA scholarship school for the fourth year in a row on our Scholarship Programme page.

Learn more about our remarkable International Baccalaureate® (IB) outstanding scholars results and our numerous recipients of the prestigious Bilingual Diploma by visiting our IB Programme page.