​Managing NCEA with Covid 19 Level 1,2 and 3. • Orewa College
News / 16 Nov 2020

​Managing NCEA with Covid 19 Level 1,2 and 3.

As a school we have procedures to manage NCEA exams as they will operate under Level 1, 2 and 3. Any students who are feeling unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms should follow MOH advice and not attend exams. If they do so they would need to apply for a derived grade but would need evidence to support their application such as notification of a positive or negative test result. While it is not mandatory students can wear masks in exams.

All students were given their personalised NCEA information last week, this includes Admission slips, exam information / conditions and exam schedule. Please note it is imperative that they bring their Admission slips to enter an exam as they will not get entry to the exam room without this and photographic ID. Any issues please see Mrs McCarthny / Mrs Gray.

Essential information - Morning exams start at 9:30am until 12:30pm and afternoon sessions 2:00pm - 5:00pm. Please note there is nothing we can do if a student turns up to a morning exam in the afternoon or is late to an exam (more than 30 mins after start time) - there is NO flexibility. It is important they ensure they know when exams are on.

Derived Grades - If a student is unwell, has a traumatic incident / event and is unable to sit an exam or their performance may be impaired they can apply for a derived grade. A form must be completed and completed by a medical practitioner, independent counsellor, police or psychologist. We cannot guarantee an application will be accepted as it is sent to NZQA. Please notify Mrs McCarthny / Mrs Gray at school asap to collect a form.