Resources: NCEA

The following are some NCEA-related resources and websites to support acceleration through alignment and spread. This is not seen as an exhaustive list but rather something to help get you started.

Pathways to Level 1 Literacy

The following powerpoint (with detailed information in the Notes section) provides information on the two pathways for attaining NCEA Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy, a prerequisite for NCEA Level 2 and 3. Information from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority on the requirements for schools offering the Unit Standards is included.

The powerpoint concludes with the challenges for schools in managing the collection of evidence of achievement in the Unit Standards when it becomes clear students will not gain literacy through their Achievement Standards programme.

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Beyond NCEA Level 1 Literacy

The disciplinary literacy demands of Curriculum Levels 7 and 8 can prove quite challenging for students. Drawing from the research "Literacy and language Pedagogy within Subject Areas in Years 7-11", this powerpoint (with detailed information in the Notes section) presents some suggestions for teachers in all subject areas who have students working towards Curriculum Levels 7 and 8 – NCEA Levels 2 and 3.

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This community on TKI offers NZQA quality assured assessment resources to support internally assessed Level 1, 2, and 3 registered achievement standards aligned with The New Zealand Curriculum (2007). Registered standards and additional subject resources are located on the NZQA website .

NCEA resources in Teacher Resource Exchanges on TKI

TKI offers a number of Teacher Resource Exchanges, These are actively used and were developed to assist teachers to upload resources they had developed and wanted to share with other schools and teachers. For example, this is the NCEA English Teacher Resource Exchange which is located within TKI's English Online community.

Other resources within the Literacy Network Kete