Event Location

Green Bay High School, 143 - 161 Godley Road Waitakere City New Zealand Green Bay, Auckland 0643

Contact Info Contact HOD Science Linda Haycock ext 262 (or) Jono Wyeth ext 215 for more information.

Contact HOD Science Linda Haycock ext 262 (or) Jono Wyeth ext 215 for more information.


Below is a copy of the letter sent to Parent/Caregivers (from Science Dept):

Kia ora koutou,
We now have a date for the first official NCEA assessment for the Level 1 Science Pilot.

Wednesday 30th June, 11:30 – 1:30 (periods 3 & 4)

Science 1.3 – Demonstrate understanding of how scientific ideas and processes develop and evolve.

Credits: 5

This is the only date that the External Examination will be offered. If a student is unable to attend school on the day, official NCEA rules apply. This means that they will need a medical certificate and follow the requirements for applying for a derived grade. There will NOT be another chance to sit this assessment at the end of the year. Jonathan Wyeth (Deputy Principal) will be talking to students prior to the exam date to ensure they are aware of these rules.

Some key information to be aware of:

  1. As this is a digital exam, it is highly important that students arrive at their designated Examination room at the start of period 3 with a fully charged device.
  1. If a student’s device may not hold its charge, they should bring their charger to school to charge their device during periods 1-2.
  1. If necessary, students may talk to their Science teacher prior to the day of the assessment to make arrangements to charge their devices.
  1. If a student is without access to a device on the day, they will need to talk to their Science teacher in the week before the examination so that alternative arrangements can be made.
  1. Students who qualify for Special Assessment Conditions for NCEA assessment will be notified prior to the examination what their individual conditions will be.

We will be offering students further opportunities to practice the skills required under NZQA examination conditions in the coming weeks so that they can familiarise themselves with how the assessment will run. This will be the first experience of official examinations for students, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Ngā mihi,
The Science Department