Curriculum Overview

Carmel College offers our students the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) qualification for which we have a reputation for academic excellence. In the New Zealand Ministry of Education analysis of NCEA results, Carmel College students at Levels 1, 2 and 3 perform consistently better than the National average. Within the NCEA framework the College has a wide range of courses and subjects please see the following for further information;

What is NCEA?

New Zealand’s National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) are national qualifications for senior secondary school students. It enables students to gain credits from both traditional school curriculum areas and alternative programmes. NCEA and other national certificates are recognised by employers and used as the benchmark for selection by universities and polytechnics. NCEA is also readily accepted overseas, including by universities. When applying for employment, prospective employees can create a summary of their results from their Record of Achievement. Employers need to understand the secondary qualifications system in New Zealand, in order to understand the information that prospective employees present them with. For more information, see NCEA in business.  Since its introduction in 2002, the NCEA qualification system has progressively been improved through a number of initiatives.

NCEA Guide: Mobile App

There is an app for mobile phones, tablets etc. to help parents and employers better understand NCEA.