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 are seeking your views on the suggested changes discussed below with your feedback enabling us to make better decisions. Please be assured that any feedback you provide 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 give 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 subject changes are not final, and you can provide feedback on all of these proposed changes, or only on those of interest to you. The survey will close on 11 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:
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 (forthcoming):
The Ministry is currently processing the detailed reports for the provisional subjects for a proactive release. We expect to release these in coming weeks.
The New Zealand Curriculum [PDF]
Te Marautanga o Aotearoa [PDF]
NZC fact sheets in other languages (forthcoming):
These are currently being translated and will be made available in the coming weeks.
Cook Islands Maori [PDF]
Gagana Samoa [PDF]
Gagana Tokelau [PDF]
Vagahau Niue [PDF]