NCEA exams start

The first of 119 NCEA and Scholarship exams started last week.

In total around 140,000 secondary school students will be taking tests.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority is the group that organises these exams. They are expecting to mark more than a million exam booklets, as well as 48,000 online exam entries from this year’s exams.

The exams will finish on 3 December.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins said about 20,000 students from nearly 200 schools would be sitting online exams this year, up from 6700 students last year.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?

2. What was the key event from the news article?

3. Where did this event take place?

4. When did this event take place?

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article?

2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article.

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place.

4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future.

5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.

Current Events Web
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I Think Because
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My Questions
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News Review
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Newspaper Bingo
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Questions and Answers
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The Big Idea
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Word Investigation
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6 months ago

why are they doing it?



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