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NCEA Credits Update

The Government has decided that students disrupted by 16 days of COVID-19 lockdown this year will be eligible to receive Learning Recognition Credits (LRCs) at a rate of 1 LRC per 5 credits achieved through assessment, up to a cap of 8 LRCs at NCEA Level 1, and 6 LRCs at Levels 2 and 3.
The thresholds for being awarded endorsements and University Entrance will remain at their normal levels for students who have not been disrupted for 20 school days. By way of comparison, please note that UE changes and endorsement changes did not apply until 32 school days in 2020.
We are also mindful that in addition to LRCs and the flexibility that’s inherent in NCEA, students will also benefit from the two-week delay to end of year examinations and most portfolio submission dates. This will provide additional time which can be used for further teaching, learning and assessment, so students can earn their full entitlement of LRCs.