NCEA is the main qualification that senior secondary school learners study for every year in New Zealand.
Learners study individual subjects which are combined for a level certificate.
Usually you will study subjects for:
NCEA Level 1 certificate in Year 11
NCEA Level 2 certificate in Year 12
NCEA Level 3 certificate in Year 13.
NCEA stands for National Certificate of Educational Achievement and is recognised by employers and tertiary providers in New Zealand and overseas.
NCEA is part of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) which ranges from Level 1 to Level 10, and includes certificates, diplomas and degrees.