HOD / TIC
Achievement Standard, in which the following grades can be gained: A (Achieved) M (Achieved with Merit), E (Achieved with Excellence) or N (Not Achieved). Achievement Standards may be assessed internally or externally.
Externally assessed standards that are assessed in an external examination or by external moderators/markers at the end of the year.
Head of Department/Teacher in Charge: the teacher responsible for that course.
Internally assessed standards that are assessed during the course of the year.
National Certificate of Educational Achievement- the national qualification for senior secondary school students in New Zealand
The university admission requirements for school leavers who have achieved University Entrance.
The Scholarship exams enable students to be assessed
against challenging standards, and are demanding for the most able students in each subject. Scholarship passes do not gain credits or contribute towards NCEA or University Entrance, but the fact that a student has gained a Scholarship appears on their record of Achievement.
Unit Standard with grades A (Achieved) or N (Not Achieved). Unit standards are assessed internally. Credits gained from a Unit Standard count equally towards NCEA as those gained from an Achievement Standard, however, Merit and Excellence grades from Achievement Standards will give you a greater chance of getting into your chosen course in some universities.