Options for NCEA Level 1 Science

Closes 10 Aug 2020

Opened 25 Jun 2020

Overview

The Ministry of Education is seeking further feedback on NCEA Level 1 Science following feedback on the products we tested through Trial & Pilots early in 2020.

We have listened to the feedback. Two alternative options for NCEA Level 1 Science (alongside Agricultural and Horticultural Science) have been developed, based on the education sector’s initial feedback.

Subject Associations, teachers, students and the wider community are encouraged to provide feedback on the following options:

  • Option A: One General Science subject with four standards (as included in the Provisional Subject List for NCEA Level 1)
  • Option B: One General Science subject plus two specialised Science subjects (12 standards in total)
  • Option C: One General Science subject plus four specialised Science subjects (20 standards in total)

Feedback on these three options will inform future decisions around NCEA Level 1 Science. Public engagement on the Provisional Subject List is still ongoing (the original 20 April 2020 deadline has been extended to 20 July 2020 in response to the disruption of COVID-19).