Have Your Say - New Subject Lists

This consultation resulted in the decision on the NCEA subject lists for the New Zealand Curriculum levels 2 & 3, and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Level 1, 2 & 3 subjects | NCEA (education.govt.nz)

**The opportunity to have your say on the subject proposals ended on 13 August 2021. Information about the proposals is still available below** 

Have Your Say on Proposed NCEA Subjects

As part of the NCEA Change Programme  the Ministry of Education is proposing changes to the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa subjects available in schools and kura.

We sought your views on the suggested changes discussed below with your feedback enabling us to make better decisions. Please be assured that any feedback you provided will be confidential to those involved in analysing the consultation data. We will not identify any individuals in the final analysis and report writing unless you expressly gave permission for this. 

However, submissions, including submitter's names, and documents associated with the consultation process may be subject to an Official Information Act 1982 request. Where this is the case, careful consideration will be given to whether there are grounds under the Act to withhold information (eg, where this is necessary to protect an individual's privacy).

Proposed subject lists:

The surveys closed on 13 August 2021.

The proposed changes support the Government’s promise to deliver opportunities for greater specialisation and deeper learning at Levels 2 and 3 and a more foundational learning experience at NCEA Level 1, and are part of a shift to Mana ōrite mō te mātauranga Māori (parity for Māori knowledge) in NCEA.

The Ministry will made recommendations to the Government on final decisions on the subjects. Where it is agreed that subjects will proceed, further work will be done to confirm the timeline for each subject.


For key information:

Frequently asked questions:

For more information on each subject proposal:

To guide discussion at your school or kura, feel free to use this resource:

For an in-depth analysis:

Education Reports (Proactively Released): 

New Zealand Curriculum fact sheets in other languages: