Understanding NCEA: A relatively short and very useful guide for secondary school students and their parents
You need a book to understand NCEA?
If you are a Year 9 or 10 student, or a parent new to NCEA, this book is for you. It explains in plain language just how NCEA works – everything from standards, levels and credits to subject choice. It includes stories drawn from the real-life experiences of more than 100 students who have navigated various NCEA pathways. This book sets out how to make the best possible subject choices, avoid potential pitfalls and successfully prepare for further education or training. There’s also a chapter specifically for parents, with the information you need to support your children through NCEA. Written by Irena Madjar and Elizabeth McKinley of The Starpath Project at The University of Auckland, it draws on their research with secondary school teachers, students and parents from a range of different communities. With an introduction by University of Auckland Professor of Education John Hattie.