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NCEA Information

1. NCEA Assessment Procedures Information and COVID Related Absences 

Assessment Procedures Handbook 2023 


 2. Overview

In Year 11 we do not complete Level 1 NCEA. Instead we provide a semesterised programme that includes some internal NCEA standards and non-NCEA topics. Year 11 students are not enrolled in NCEA external exams, instead they complete the year in late November. All students are expected to complete Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy in Year 11.  For more details please click the link below.

Year 11 Overview - Families

Year 11 students can obtain a Year 11 Diploma.  Click here for further details Year 11 Diploma

In Year 12 and 13 students are able to gain NCEA Level 2, 3 and University Entrance.  NCEA is run by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Find out more about the qualification on their website.

NCEA Explained Simply

Candidate Information Sheet

Rooming Information

2023 NZQA Examination Timetable click here


In Term Four the following information will be distributed to Yr 12 & 13 students in Linc Class.

1/ Personalised Exam Admission Slip

This is a personalised exam timetable that students need to take into each exam room. It is important that students do not write on this sheet.  If there are any errors on this sheet please email the school office on Unclaimed Admission Slips are available from the school office.

2/ Exam Rooming Sheet

Rooming details will be supplied in Term 3 for students. There is important details on the reverse side on this sheet, including what to do if a student is unable to sit an exam due to medical or exceptional circumstances. A derived grade may apply in these circumstances. Any derived grade application queries should be sent to Mr Melton ( as soon as possible.

3/ NZQA Candidate Information Sheet 

This publication from NZQA summarises the exam rules and regulations. NZQA run the exams and have overall responsibility for them.

Any unclaimed sheets are available from the school office.


4. Students Accessing NCEA Results Online

Your end of year external exam results will be published online by NZQA in mid-January (and scholarship results mid-February). They are not sent out by mail. Here's how you can register to access them online:

  1. Go to or select the “get your results” link under the “school student and parents” heading at the bottom of the home page of the NZQA website (

  2. Click register

  3. Complete your details online.

You'll need your 9-digit National Student Number (NSN) to register, which is on your exam admission slip. Or you can get it by:

  • Asking for it at the school office before school, during interval, or at lunchtime.

  • Phoning NZQA toll free on 0800 697 296 during business hours and requesting it

 Once you have registered online, your learner login also allows you to:

  • Request a hardcopy of your Record of Achievement, NCEA certificate and School Results Summary. They are not sent out unless requested online.

  • Reprint your admission slip if you have misplaced it (you can’t get into an exam room without it).

  • Access your internal NCEA results throughout the year. 

5. 2023 Assessment Diaries

Year 12 2023 Assessment Diary

Year 13 2023 Assessment Diary

6. Bibliography Information

The following example shows the format that can be used got NCEA assessments that require bibliographies.

  Lincoln High School Bibliographical Details

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