NCEA (Levels 1-3)
A National Certificate of Educational Achievement is available at Levels 1, 2 and 3 and is generally assessed in Years 11-13.
Students may attempt two types of standard: achievement and unit standards
- Specific areas of subjects are assessed by individual standards.
- Each standard is worth a set number of credits/Achievement standard.
- Assessment are graded at Not Achieved, Achievered, Merit, Excellence.
- Students can gain an NCEA cerificate with Merit or Excellence ie; A studenet must gain 50 credits at Merit or above to gain a Merit certificate OR 50 credits at Excellence to gain an Excellence Certificate.
To gain NCEA a student must earn:
Level 1: 80 credits
Level 2: 80 credits (or 60 credits at Level 2 or above PLUS 20 credits at any other level)
Level 3: 80 credits (or 60 credits at Level 3 or above PLUS 20 credits at Level 2 or above)
Useful Website Links
For general information about NCEA go to:
To see the number of credits your child has earned so far go to:
For information for parents go to:
University Entrance (Level 3)