NCEA Pilots

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NCEA Pilots in 2022

More than 360 schools and kura are taking part in the four pilots that are being conducted in the 2022 school year:

  • Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy - one of the NCEA changes is to create new standards that will directly assess Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy as a co-requisite to the NCEA qualification.

  • All Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) NCEA Level 1 Wāhanga Ako, which includes Te Reo Rangatira, Pāngarau, Hauora, Tikanga ā-Iwi, Ngā Toi (Toi Puoro, Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia, Toi Ataata), Pūtaiao and Hangarau. This is a mini-pilot and a full-scale pilot of all the Wāhanga Ako will be conducted in 2023.

  • All New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) NCEA Level 1 subjects, including the four subjects that were part of the 2021 mini-pilot (English, Science, Religious Studies and Visual Arts). This is a mini-pilot ahead of a full-scale pilot of all these subjects in 2023.

  • Te Ao Haka, the new Māori Performing Arts subject is being piloted across all three NCEA levels and for University Entrance.

These wider pilots are building on the positive outcomes of the three mini-pilots that were conducted in 2021 - Te Ao Haka, Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy, and NZC NCEA Level 1 mini-pilot.

Read a summary of the 2021 Literacy and Numeracy | Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau Mini-Pilot Evaluation.

More than 360 schools and kura are taking part in the four pilots that are being conducted in the 2022 school year:

  • Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy - one of the NCEA changes is to create new standards that will directly assess Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy as a co-requisite to the NCEA qualification.

  • All Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) NCEA Level 1 Wāhanga Ako, which includes Te Reo Rangatira, Pāngarau, Hauora, Tikanga ā-Iwi, Ngā Toi (Toi Puoro, Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia, Toi Ataata), Pūtaiao and Hangarau. This is a mini-pilot and a full-scale pilot of all the Wāhanga Ako will be conducted in 2023.

  • All New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) NCEA Level 1 subjects, including the four subjects that were part of the 2021 mini-pilot (English, Science, Religious Studies and Visual Arts). This is a mini-pilot ahead of a full-scale pilot of all these subjects in 2023.

  • Te Ao Haka, the new Māori Performing Arts subject is being piloted across all three NCEA levels and for University Entrance.

These wider pilots are building on the positive outcomes of the three mini-pilots that were conducted in 2021 - Te Ao Haka, Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy, and NZC NCEA Level 1 mini-pilot.

Read a summary of the 2021 Literacy and Numeracy | Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau Mini-Pilot Evaluation.

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NCEA Pilots in 2023

More than 170 kura are taking part in the three pilots that will be conducted in the 2023 school year:

  • Mini-pilot of all Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) NCEA Level 2 Ako, which includes Te Reo Rangatira, Pāngarau, Hauora, Tikanga ā-Iwi, Ngā Toi (Toi Puoro, Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia, Toi Ataata), Pūtaiao and Hangarau, and a full-scale pilot of all the Level 1 Wāhanga Ako.
  • Full-scale pilot of all New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) NCEA Level 1 subjects
  • Mini-pilot of Level 2 Te Reo Māori NZC and a full-scale pilot of Level 1.

Te Ao Haka, the new Māori Performing Arts subject will be fully implemented across all three NCEA levels and for University Entrance.

These wider pilots will continue to build on the positive outcomes of the three mini-pilots that were conducted in 2022.

Literacy and Numeracy Transitional Year

In 2023, any school and kura can choose to use the Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy standards to meet the literacy and numeracy requirement as long as your school has consent to assess.

Learn more about this opportunity

Changes to Subject Material for 2023

Learnings from the 2022 mini-pilot have been used to refine and revise the Level 1 standards and assessments for further testing in the full pilot in 2023. The final pilot-ready versions of these materials will be published on NCEA.education during Term 1 2023. Pilot teachers attended a planning workshop in January 2023 and have access to the revised standards for planning purposes. Piloteers are being supported by Ministry and NZQA as they engage with the revised NCEA subject materials throughout 2023.

More than 170 kura are taking part in the three pilots that will be conducted in the 2023 school year:

  • Mini-pilot of all Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) NCEA Level 2 Ako, which includes Te Reo Rangatira, Pāngarau, Hauora, Tikanga ā-Iwi, Ngā Toi (Toi Puoro, Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia, Toi Ataata), Pūtaiao and Hangarau, and a full-scale pilot of all the Level 1 Wāhanga Ako.
  • Full-scale pilot of all New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) NCEA Level 1 subjects
  • Mini-pilot of Level 2 Te Reo Māori NZC and a full-scale pilot of Level 1.

Te Ao Haka, the new Māori Performing Arts subject will be fully implemented across all three NCEA levels and for University Entrance.

These wider pilots will continue to build on the positive outcomes of the three mini-pilots that were conducted in 2022.

Literacy and Numeracy Transitional Year

In 2023, any school and kura can choose to use the Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy standards to meet the literacy and numeracy requirement as long as your school has consent to assess.

Learn more about this opportunity

Changes to Subject Material for 2023

Learnings from the 2022 mini-pilot have been used to refine and revise the Level 1 standards and assessments for further testing in the full pilot in 2023. The final pilot-ready versions of these materials will be published on NCEA.education during Term 1 2023. Pilot teachers attended a planning workshop in January 2023 and have access to the revised standards for planning purposes. Piloteers are being supported by Ministry and NZQA as they engage with the revised NCEA subject materials throughout 2023.

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Information and Resources

See the lists of participating schools in the following 2022 pilots:

See the lists of participating schools in the following 2023 pilots:

Resources to support pilot teachers in using the new Learning Matrices, Achievement Standards, Assessment Activities, and other supporting materials to plan programmes of learning are available on our website.
 
Note: Although these resources will be available to all schools, only pilot schools and kura can use the new Achievement Standards to credential student learning.

FAQs for pilot schools
NCEA Change Programme

See the lists of participating schools in the following 2022 pilots:

See the lists of participating schools in the following 2023 pilots:

Resources to support pilot teachers in using the new Learning Matrices, Achievement Standards, Assessment Activities, and other supporting materials to plan programmes of learning are available on our website.
 
Note: Although these resources will be available to all schools, only pilot schools and kura can use the new Achievement Standards to credential student learning.

FAQs for pilot schools
NCEA Change Programme

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Pilot School Videos

'Toi tū te reo Māori' Koinei te tau tuatahi e whakamātauria ana i ngā Paerewa Paetae hou o Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Anei ngā whakaaro, ngā kōrero, ngā whēako a Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi i te timatatanga o te tau whakamātau. Mātakitaki mai!


'Toi tū te reo Māori' This is the first year piloting the new Standards for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Hear from the teachers of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi who are involved in the mini pilot this year. Check it out!

'Toi tū te reo Māori' Koinei te tau tuatahi e whakamātauria ana i ngā Paerewa Paetae hou o Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Anei ngā whakaaro, ngā kōrero, ngā whēako a Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi i te timatatanga o te tau whakamātau. Mātakitaki mai!


'Toi tū te reo Māori' This is the first year piloting the new Standards for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Hear from the teachers of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi who are involved in the mini pilot this year. Check it out!

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  • Title: NCEA Level 1 2022 mini-pilot
  • Description: Te Marautanga o Aotearoa ki te hoe
  • Video Duration: 6 minutes
  • Video URL: https://player.vimeo.com/video/https://vimeo.com/741659446
  • Transcript: Te Marautanga is the curriculum for children on a pathway through Māori medium education. In the past some schools didn’t want to use Te Marautanga. Conversely

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  • Title: Napier Boys’ High School – TMoA Level 1 pilot
  • Description: Hear about Napier Boys' High School's TMoA pilot experience.
  • Video Duration: 4 minutes
  • Video URL: https://player.vimeo.com/video/778646600?h=d2d75cad0b
  • Transcript: English There are three streams of learning we have been following this year - namely

More than 90 secondary schools are taking part in the 2022 mini-pilot of all New Zealand Curriculum NCEA Level 1 subjects. See how the new standards are working for teachers and students.

More than 90 secondary schools are taking part in the 2022 mini-pilot of all New Zealand Curriculum NCEA Level 1 subjects. See how the new standards are working for teachers and students.

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  • Title: Fraser High School | Te Kura Tuarua o Taniwharau
  • Description: Fraser High School | Te Kura Tuarua o Taniwharau is one of several secondary schools and kura that are piloting NCEA Level 1 Te reo Māori in the 2022 school year.
  • Video Duration: 3 minutes
  • Video URL: https://player.vimeo.com/video/772178974?h=2f8fce33cb
  • Transcript: English We have one class

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  • Title: Aotea College’s NCEA Pilot Journey
  • Description: Aotea College is one of our lead NCEA pilot schools, piloting nine New Zealand Curriculum NCEA Level 1 subjects in the 2022 school year.
  • Video Duration: 3 minutes
  • Video URL: https://player.vimeo.com/video/767139471?h=09333b9923
  • Transcript: English Aotea College is one of more than 90 secondary schools that are taking part in the 2022 mini-pilot of all New Zealand Curriculum NCEA Level 1 subjects. In 2022

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  • Title: Green Bay High School
  • Description: Green Bay High School is one of more than 90 secondary schools that are taking part in the 2022 mini-pilot of all New Zealand Curriculum NCEA Level 1 subjects.
  • Video Duration: 4 minutes
  • Video URL: https://player.vimeo.com/video/763629523
  • Transcript: English Here at Green Bay

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  • Title: Mount Maunganui College – Te Ao Haka Pilot
  • Description: Hear about Mount Maunganui College's experience piloting the new Te Ao Haka standards.
  • Video Duration: 3 minutes
  • Video URL: https://player.vimeo.com/video/778650741?h=c227f952b8
  • Transcript: English So we chose to take Te Ao Haka and have it as a timetabled class that works on our normal line structure within our school timetable. It's one class of 22 senior students from Year 11 to Year 13. Lots of reasons why we chose to do the Te Ao Haka standards at Mount Maunganui College. One was that we actually had staff that were competent and capable and ready to go. So we could certainly see and feel that there was change coming with NCEA. So it was really important to us to get a bit of a lens on it

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  • Title: Saint Kentigern College
  • Description: Saint Kentigern College is one of more than 70 secondary schools and kura that are piloting Te Ao Haka, the new Māori Performing Arts subject, in the 2022 school year.
  • Video Duration: 4 minutes
  • Video URL: https://player.vimeo.com/video/763631547
  • Transcript: English With Te Ao Haka

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  • Title: Howick College
  • Description: Howick College is one of more than 90 secondary schools that are taking part in the 2022 mini-pilot of all New Zealand Curriculum NCEA Level 1 subjects.
  • Video Duration: 3 minutes
  • Video URL: https://player.vimeo.com/video/772183680?h=f6fbb4760b
  • Transcript: English At Howick College we're piloting the Level 1 Materials and Processing Technology standards across three different subject areas. We've had five teachers involved and five classes

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  • Title: Aotea College – Level 1 Science Pilot
  • Description: NCEA Level 1 Science is one of nine Level 1 subjects that Aotea College is piloting in the 2022 school year.
  • Video Duration: 3 minutes
  • Video URL: https://player.vimeo.com/video/768317992?h=a9085127bc
  • Transcript: NCEA Level 1 Science is one of the nine Level 1 subjects that Aotea College is piloting in the 2022 school year. So we decided to give the choice to all students across Year 11 about which science they could choose. So we actually ended up with two classes of Science students with about 57 students in. Integrating te ao Māori into our lessons is probably the most worrying aspect for most new teachers coming into the pilot. But actually

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  • Title: Aotea College – Level 1 Chemistry and Biology Pilot
  • Description: NCEA Level 1 Chemistry and Biology is one of nine Level 1 subjects that Aotea College is piloting in the 2022 school year.
  • Video Duration: 3 minutes
  • Video URL: https://player.vimeo.com/video/767147039?h=c364dda2a6
  • Transcript: English NCEA Level 1 Chemistry and Biology is one of nine Level 1 subjects that Aotea College is piloting in the 2022 school year. At Aotea College

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  • Title: Aotea College – Level 1 Physics, ESS Pilot
  • Description: NCEA Level 1 Physics, Earth, and Space Science is one of nine Level 1 subjects that Aotea College is piloting in the 2022 school year.
  • Video Duration: 3 minutes
  • Video URL: https://player.vimeo.com/video/767156056?h=7fe3241961
  • Transcript: English NCEA Level 1 Physics

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  • Title: Aotea College – Level 1 DVC Pilot
  • Description: NCEA Level 1 Design and Visual Communication is one of nine Level 1 subjects that Aotea College is piloting in the 2022 school year.
  • Video Duration: 3 minutes
  • Video URL: https://player.vimeo.com/video/769193977?h=69d0be4858
  • Transcript: English NCEA Level 1 Design and Visual Communication is one of nine Level 1 subjects that Aotea College is piloting in the 2022 school year. So at Aotea College Level 1 Design and Visual Communication is running one class of learners at 25 students. So there's a lot of advantages for the new course. One of the key ones is that there are less standards