Each year the college has one examination period in Term 3 (Seniors) and Term 4 (Juniors) to provide learners with the opportunity to practise examination technique.

Info   NCEA

During examinations, seniors are offered the privilege of study leave, modelling what they may be provided for the NCEA external examinations in November/December.

Dates for 2017
Countdown to next exam:
2017/09/13 14:02:56

NCEA and Scholarships

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Levels 1 to 3 are offered. These have a mixture of internal assessments and external examinations.

NCEA allows students the opportunities to excel in their own areas of strength. The reporting of individualised results, instead of giving a mark, provides a breakdown of student attainment in every aspect of the subject, giving both students and parents more accurate information upon which to make decisions about future option choices and career pathways.

  • All NCEA (Levels 1 – 3) and New Zealand Scholarship examination sessions are three hours.
  • All exam sessions start at either 9:30 am or 2:00 pm.
Mathematics Common Assessment Task (MCAT)

Guidelines for administration for the MCAT will be published on the Mathematics subject page and communicated by circular.


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This last document is from a college Information Evening. The presentation covered a diverse range of topics relating to assessment including how NCEA is provided and assessed at Botany Downs Secondary College. Key assessment processes at the college were outlined and a wide range of excellent questions were answered.)

Get information on all courses that may be offered for our Level 1, 2 and 3 students, as well as information on NCEA …

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