Have Your Say - New Subject Lists

**The opportunity to have your say on the subject proposals ended on 13 August. 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 (e.g. 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 make recommendations to the Government on final decisions on the subjects later this year. Where it is agreed that subjects will proceed, further work will be done to confirm the timeline for each subject.

We are working towards most subject changes being available in schools in 2024 (Level 2) and 2025 (Level 3). Some new subjects will be on longer development timeframes.


For key information:

FACT SHEET - Changes to subjects offered in The New Zealand Curriculum [PDF]

FACT SHEET - Changes to subjects offered in The New Zealand Curriculum - te reo Māori [PDF]

FACT SHEET - Changes to mātauranga Māori subjects offered in The New Zealand Curriculum [PDF]

FACT SHEET - Changes to mātauranga Māori subjects offered in The New Zealand Curriculum - te reo Māori [PDF]

FACT SHEET - Changes to subjects offered in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa - te reo Māori [PDF]

FACT SHEET - Changes to subjects offered in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa [PDF]

Frequently asked questions:

Frequently asked questions [PDF]

Frequently asked questions - te reo Māori [PDF]

For more information on each subject proposal:

The New Zealand Curriculum discussion document [PDF]

New mātauranga Māori subjects in the NZ Curriculum discussion document [PDF]

New mātauranga Māori subjects in the NZ Curriculum discussion document - te reo Māori [PDF]

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa discussion document - te reo Māori [PDF]

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa discussion document [PDF]

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

Facilitation guide [PDF]

For an in-depth analysis:

The New Zealand Curriculum [PDF]

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa [PDF]

Education Reports (Proactively Released): 

Education Report: Decisions Ahead of Engaging on the Provisional Subject Lists for NCEA [PDF]

Education Report: NCEA Change Programme matters requiring attention [PDF]

NZC fact sheets in other languages:

Cook Islands Maori [PDF]

Gagana Samoa [PDF]

Hindi [PDF]

Korean [PDF]

Simplified Chinese [PDF]

Tongan [PDF]