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

Administrative issues - Mrs Werner

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.

NCEA Parent Information Evening

Thank you to all the parents who attended the NCEA Information evening in March. To see the presentation which covers the basics of NCEA, check out the following PDF.


We will also offer a similar evening during Term 4 for parents of Y10s going into NCEA in 2019.

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.

Entrance Fees

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 2017 NCEA must be made by: 18 AUGUST 2017.   If payment is not made by the deadline an additional late fee of $50 may be charged.

If you have any queries, please contact Mrs Werner (, 534-4492, extn 824)


** 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 two 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 Werner in the Admin Block (, 534-4492, extn 824) or download from the NZQA website here.


Applications for Financial Assistance must be handed to Mrs Werner; the deadline for applying for financial assistance is 18 AUGUST 2017.


(International Fee Paying students are not eligible for Financial Assistance).