Thousands of secondary students are currently completing their NCEA examinations.
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) said about 146,000 teenagers would be sitting this year’s exams and in the past week they had downloaded more than 700,000 previous exam papers as they prepared for the tests.
The exams will continue for the next couple of weeks before the tough job of marking the papers begins.
NZQA aim to get all the marks to students towards the end of January.
The biggest exams are level 1 English and Mathematics.