NCEA subject lists for the New Zealand Curriculum levels 2 & 3, and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Level 1, 2 & 3 subjects

Public engagement on the NCEA subject proposal for The New Zealand Curriculum Levels 2 & 3, and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Levels 1, 2 & 3 closed on 13 August 2021.

The Ministry considered feedback from 2024 online survey responses, 20 written submissions, and 15 special interest groups during face-to-face engagements. 

The Minister of Education has announced the NCEA subjects for The New Zealand Curriculum levels 2 & 3, and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Level 1, 2 & 3 subjects.   

The NCEA Subject List has 67 subjects: 56 from The New Zealand Curriculum, and 11 from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. 

These subject changes will increase specialisation, support parity for mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), and provide clearer pathways to further education, training, or work. The changes are part of a wider move to make senior secondary qualifications more robust, consistent, inclusive, and accessible for students of all abilities and backgrounds. 

You can download the confirmed NCEA subject lists below: 

The New Zealand Curriculum NCEA Subjects Level 2 & 3

Public engagement on the NCEA subject proposal for The New Zealand Curriculum Levels 2 & 3, and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Levels 1, 2 & 3 closed on 13 August 2021.

The Ministry considered feedback from 2024 online survey responses, 20 written submissions, and 15 special interest groups during face-to-face engagements. 

The Minister of Education has announced the NCEA subjects for The New Zealand Curriculum levels 2 & 3, and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Level 1, 2 & 3 subjects.   

The NCEA Subject List has 67 subjects: 56 from The New Zealand Curriculum, and 11 from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. 

These subject changes will increase specialisation, support parity for mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), and provide clearer pathways to further education, training, or work. The changes are part of a wider move to make senior secondary qualifications more robust, consistent, inclusive, and accessible for students of all abilities and backgrounds. 

You can download the confirmed NCEA subject lists below: 

The New Zealand Curriculum NCEA Subjects Level 2 & 3

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  • Title: NZC Subjects Level 2 & 3
  • Description: The New Zealand Curriculum NCEA subjects Level 2 & 3
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NZC Subjects Level 2 & 3

The New Zealand Curriculum NCEA subjects Level 2 & 3
The New Zealand Curriculum NCEA subjects Level 2 & 3

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa NCEA Subjects Level 1, 2 & 3

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa NCEA Subjects Level 1, 2 & 3

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  • Title: TMoA Subjects Level 1, 2 & 3
  • Description: English
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  • Title: TMoA Subjects Level 1, 2 & 3
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Background

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Background

2021 public consultation feedback summary for NCEA & TMoA subjects

2021 public consultation feedback summary for NCEA & TMoA subjects

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  • Title: Annex 1
  • Description: Feedback summary for NCEA & TMoA subjects
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2021 recommendations & rationales

2021 recommendations & rationales

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  • Title: Annex 2
  • Description: New Zealand Curriculum NCEA Level 2 & 3 final subjects
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Annex 2

New Zealand Curriculum NCEA Level 2 & 3 final subjects
New Zealand Curriculum NCEA Level 2 & 3 final subjects

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  • Title: Annex 3
  • Description: Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) for Level 1, 2 & 3 subjects
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Annex 3

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) for Level 1, 2 & 3 subjects
Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) for Level 1, 2 & 3 subjects

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Title: FAQs
  • Description: English
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  • Title: FAQs
  • Description: Te reo Māori
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Background Information: Decisions Ahead of Engaging on the Provisional Subject Lists for NCEA

Background Information: Decisions Ahead of Engaging on the Provisional Subject Lists for NCEA

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  • Title: METIS 1259517
  • Description: Decisions Ahead of Engaging on the Provisional Subject Lists
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METIS 1259517

Decisions Ahead of Engaging on the Provisional Subject Lists
Decisions Ahead of Engaging on the Provisional Subject Lists