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News in December 2018

Geography - new assessment resources available

11 December 2018

Following updates to the achievement standards, we have now created new assessment resources for 1.6, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7. These ARs are designed to be applied to a range of different contexts, ensuring they will stay relevant well into the future. They also provide guidance on the volume of...


7 December 2018

New Chemistry achievement standards 91161 and 91162 create greater curriculum alignment.A group of six experienced Chemistry teachers have been working over several months with the Ministry of Education and NZQA to revise the internal Achievement Standards around quantitative and qualitative analysis at Level 2 NCEA. Two newLevel 2 achievement standards were developed to replace the two existing...

Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko

7 December 2018

DT&HM Level 2 and 3 achievement standards and resources now available.The achievement standards and support resources that teachers need to deliver the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum at NCEA Levels 2 and 3 are now available.We have also added to the supports for Level 1 by publishing 8 exemplar “grab-and-go” teaching and learning programmes,...


7 December 2018

Changes to Economic standard 91402 clarifies content and evidence requirements.The Ministry of Education has made changes to Standard 91402: Demonstrate understanding of government interventions where the market fails to deliver efficient or equitable outcomes to add clarity to the content assessed and the evidence requirements.The title of the standard previously referred to ‘market failure’ which generally means the failure of a market to allocate efficiently.  The title was...