Category: General information

Time to try a past exam?

Time to try a past exam?

You’ve come to the right place.

Here we have all the NCEA past exam papers available for you to access for your study.

The most effective way to use these is to treat it like a real exam.  That means, no phone, no laptop, no distractions, and with a timer.  Then once you’re finished, check back here and use the Assessment Schedule to see how you went.

CLICK HEREfor link to past papers.




Check the subjects that you have been approved for studying next year – sign into PCSchool – look in the ‘Reports’ folder and in particular the report titled “Students Next Year Subject Selection Info“.  The top line shows the subjects that you selected to study next year. If it shows “veto” this means that the Head of Department for that subject area is concerned that you may not have the prerequisites to enter that subject next year.
Please use the next few weeks before examinations begin to undertake a sustained revision programme and to work hard on any remaining internal assessments. The final decision about acceptance into subjects is completed after the NCEA external examination results are published early next year.


Struggling to come up with ideas of what to do beyond school?

Please feel free to drop into the Careers office and discuss with any of the Careers staff ideas around subject choices, tertiary courses or employment options.


If you still can’t make up your mind and want to talk with independent professionals check out an excellent organisation here in Christchurch – Zestpeople. CLICK HERE for more information.



Ara Institute of Canterbury (formerly CPIT): Future Me Quiz

Auckland University of Technology (AUT): Future career sheets

Lincoln UniversityRecommended school subjects

Massey University

Otago Polytechnic

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)

University of AucklandSubject guide for school students

University of Canterbury (UC):  What can I do with a degree?

University of OtagoRequired and Recommended School Subjects

Victoria University of WellingtonPlanning ahead: school subjects

Sign up for StudyLink information

Sign up for StudyLink information

If you’re in your final year at secondary school and thinking about starting tertiary education next year we can help.


CLICK HERE and complete this form and closer to the time we’ll send you information about the application process and when to apply.

RealMe login and StudyLink information

The following resources are currently available to support pupils transitioning to tertiary education:

Click on the links below for step by step instructions for creating your RealMe login and information on StudyLink:

SchoolLeavers 2018 version

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