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At Year 11, 12 & 13 learners are working towards completing their National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 1 qualification and are required to complete an English, Science, and Mathematics and Statistics course. 

School Staff available to assist you:

Careers Advisor - Mrs Finlayson: [email protected]

Careers Advisor - Mrs Hayward: [email protected]

Gateway Co-Ordinator - Ms D'Ath: [email protected]

NCEA at Bream Bay College

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is New Zealand’s main national qualification for senior secondary school students, recognised by employers and is used as the benchmark for selection by universities and polytechnics. NCEA challenges students of all abilities in all learning areas and shows credits and grades for separate skills and knowledge. It enables students to gain credits from both traditional school curriculum areas and alternative programmes. 

There are three levels of NCEA certificate. At each level, students must achieve a certain number of credits to gain an NCEA certificate. Credits can be obtained over more than one year and credits gained at one level can be used for (or count towards) more than one certificate. They may also be used for other qualifications.



CLICK HERE for the Senior Assessment Handbook. This booklet includes all information regarding internal and external assessments, extension application forms and any other matters relating to assessments

CLICK HERE for information on Careers and Gateway

CLICK HERE for information on  OLC  online learning

For more information, please refer to the NZQA website 

NCEA Level 1

80 credits are required at any level (level 1, 2 or 3) including literacy and numeracy.

Curriculum Information

NCEA Level 2

60 credits at level 2 or above + 20 credits from any level.

Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements must also be met.

Curriculum Information

NCEA Level 3

60 credits at level 3 or above + 20 credits from level 2 or above.

Curriculum Information

University Entrance Requirements

NCEA rules and procedures

Rolleston College and its learners must comply with all NZQA rules and procedures for NCEA around assessment. Particular effort should be made by learners to familiarise themselves with: 

For more information regarding NCEA Assessment information please email Ms Scott (Principals Nominee) on: [email protected]

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