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In pursuit of excellence: the rise of academies in high schools

The word ‘academy’ has two definitions – ‘a place of study or training in a special field’, and ‘a society or institution of distinguished scholars and artists or scientists that aims to promote and maintain...

Whitecliffe Manukau: Finding your passion after high school

Delaney didn’t buy it The bright 19-year-old completed Art History, Classics, French, English and History in her last year of high school at Long Bay College – but couldn’t stand the idea of walking straight...

History in the making: the push to change the curriculum

Teachers have made another push to make New Zealand’s history a mandatory part of the school curriculum. The New Zealand History Teachers’ Association has urged the Government to ensure schools “teach our own past” to...

Reflecting reality – the move to digital assessment

Thousands of students will be sitting some of their NCEA exams this year using a laptop or PC, as digital assessment starts to roll out in earnest. On all but one exam day in November...

External exams in NCEA ‘a gigantic step backwards’, college says

A South Auckland school that will be forced to hold external exams for the first time says the latest changes to school assessment are "a gigantic step backwards".

Reverse gear for NCEA: more external exams, more emphasis on traditional subjects

Students will face more emphasis on exams and less on internal asessment in changes to the NCEA system unveiled today.

Student-led signing club creates inclusion

A student-led sign language club is helping Wellington students communicate while also raising awareness of one of New Zealand’s three official languages.

NCEA pass rates drop slightly and ethnic gaps worsen

Senior school exam pass rates have dropped slightly, despite record proportions of students in their last two years of school actually sitting the exams.

Innovative assessment scheme enhances learning

Research into a ground-breaking new assessment scheme for high school students aims to boost achievement and help students and their families better understand the learning experience.

Measuring progressions – a way forward

Villa Education Trust’s Alwyn Poole says his schools have cracked measuring progressions and is keen to work with other schools on developing this further.
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