Howick College offers the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and has strong achievement rates in Literacy and Numeracy across all year levels.
NCEA study is undertaken by Senior students (Years 11, 12 and 13). Information on how NCEA works can be found here, and further information is available from the NZQA website.
NCEA Contacts at Howick College:
Academic or classroom related issues - Mr Doubleday Luke.Doubleday@howick.school.nz
Administrative issues - Mrs Werner Natalie.Werner@howick.school.nz
Important Information for NCEA Exams
Please ensure you read and understand the attached information regarding NCEA exams. It contains information on preparation and exam procedures.
End of Year Exam Timetable
All students are issued with a personalised timetable for their end of year exams. A timetable for all subjects is also be available from the NZQA website. Print off a copy, highlight your exams and diarise the dates and times of your exams.
Please click here for the end of year NCEA exam timetable.
** remember you MUST have your student ID and entry slip with you in order to sit your exam.
In Term 2, all students will be charged entry fees for NCEA. This fee is an NZQA fee, not a school fee - Howick College acts as an agent for NZQA and forwards this payment onto them. The entry fee covers both internal and external standards and must be paid in order for students to receive Records of Learning and Certificates from NZQA.
Currently the NCEA fees are:
Domestic students: $76.70 (incl GST) - entry for all NCEA standards for Level 1, 2 or 3. Scholarship subjects are $30 each.
International fee-paying students: $383.30 (incl GST) - entry to NCEA standards. Entry into Scholarship subjects are $102.20 per subject.
** Payment for 2016 NCEA must be made by: (date to be confirmed). If payment is not made by the deadline an additional late fee of $50 may be charged.
** Financial Assistance - if students cannot afford to pay the above fees, they may apply for financial assistance. To qualify for assistance, the student's parents or caregivers must meet one of the following conditions:
- be receiving a Work and Income or Study Link Benefit
- have a Community Services Card
- have joint family income that qualifies for a Community Services Card
- have three or more children entered as candidates for the year with fees totalling more than $200
The Financial Assistance application form is available from Term 2. Contact Mrs Sole in the Admin Block or download from the NZQA website here.
Applications for Financial Assistance must be handed to Mrs Sole; the deadline for applying for financial assistance is (date to be confirmed).
(International Fee Paying students are not eligible for Financial Assistance).