JCEA & NCEA
JUNIOR CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
In 2016 Rodney College introduced the Junior Certificate of Educational Achievement or JCEA. The JCEA is designed to increase student motivation at Year 9 and 10 as well as prepare students with the knowledge, skills and work habits required for study at senior level.
· Students complete SIX assessment tasks in each core subject (Option subjects - 3 assessments)
· All assessments are reported against the appropriate National Curriculum levels at Year 9 & 10.
· Both EXTERNAL and INTERNAL assessments contribute to the JCEA.
· Assessment grading replicates that of NCEA i.e. Not-Achieved (NA) Achieved (A) Merit (M) or Excellence (E).
Student achievement in JCEA is tracked and monitored by subject teachers and their deans and reported to parents regularly at PST Conferences and in reports.
Full attainment of JCEA is celebrated in the end of year Junior Prizegiving with students graduating with Achieved, Merit or Excellence JCEA Endorsement. Students who are working at different curriculum levels can be acknowledged for endeavour.
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
NCEA is the main qualification for secondary students in New Zealand and includes both Unit and Achievement Standards. All Standards contribute credits to an NCEA Certificate at Levels 1, 2 and 3. More able students are challenged to achieve NCEA endorsed with Merit or Excellence.