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New NCEA Level 1 supports available

31 January 2024

A suite of additional resources to help schools and kura better understand the new NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards and Paerewa Paetae is now available on our NCEA website. New NCEA Level 1 supports available – NCEA education

We were fortunate to have had the help of a wide range of subject associations and subject experts as these new tools were created. The resources look slightly different, reflecting the input and nuance agreed with contributors.  The supports include:

  • Subject Learning Outcomes (SLO) documents to help identify the knowledge and skills that should be taught for each Level 1 Achievement Standard
  • Ngā Putanga Ako for each wāhanga ako, which lays out the mātauranga and skills being assessed in ngā Kaupae 1 Paerewa Paetae
  • a teacher guide that kaiako can use to walk through all of the resources available to support their implementation of NCEA Level 1

Also available will be:

  • links to NCEA Level 1 subject associations to help kaiako access resources developed by pilot teachers, to be added throughout February
  • registration details about subject-specific workshops for kaiako which will be offered through Term 1. These will be largely online, after school, and led by Ministry staff with support from subject associations to support kaiako with the new NCEA Level 1
  • registration details for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa wāhanga ako workshops for kaiako, which will be held throughout Term 1. These will be led by our Kura Māori Implementation Team, and focus on programme planning, providing guidance on the new Level 1 and its associated resources, and sharing insights from Iho Pūmanawa
  • exemplars for NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards and Paerewa Paetae, developed by NZQA.

We welcome feedback on the new supports, and we will continue to work with subject associations to enhance them, as needed, following comments from schools and kura.  It is our intention to develop a similar suite of supports for NCEA Levels 2 and 3 in due course.

If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to [email protected]