NCEA Pilots

NCEA Pilots in 2022

More than 360 schools and kura are taking part in the four pilots that will be 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 will be 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 will be a mini-pilot and a full-scale pilot of all these subjects will occur in 2023.

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

These wider pilots will be 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.

Information and Resources

See the lists of participating schools in the following 2022 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

Pilot School Videos

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.

Learn about the experiences of secondary school students who were involved in some of the NCEA pilots in 2021: 

We also asked parents about the experiences of their tamariki in piloting NCEA subjects.