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NCEA subject choices in mid–low-decile schools: What schools and parents need to know about the university pathway

Seini Jensen, Elizabeth McKinley and Irena Madjar

NCEA course choices matter, especially where students or their parents have aspirations to follow an educational pathway beyond school or even just to leave their academic options open. This study, conducted in four mid–low-decile schools in Auckland and Northland, found that reaching academic aspirations requires careful and planned navigation of NCEA courses. It suggests that informing and engaging parents in their children’s NCEA educational pathways may contribute to better educational outcomes.

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