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NCEA – find your way through the online information

New Zealand's National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) are national qualifications for senior secondary school students.

These pages provide information about assessment for NCEA, including:

  • external assessment
  • some internal assessment
  • exemplar information on internal assessment
  • past and present research, reports, and webinars relating to NCEA.

Remember to bookmark pages you will use often.

The following websites provide more information relevant to NCEA:

Curriculum guides

These teaching and learning guides for senior secondary subjects have been designed to help teachers create quality teaching and learning programmes.  From the home page, select the subject relevant to you.


Studyit is designed for students working in NCEA maths, science, and English. The site provides NCEA information, practical advice for undertaking various standards, links to help with motivation and career advice, and a forum for online communication with tutors and other students.

"Find what you need to know, contact subject teachers, and get encouragement from other students."

The new home for NCEA

New NCEA achievement standards and resources for both the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are currently being developed for learning areas and subjects. Go to the new NCEA website for more information and news.