Docstoc

Examinations_Learner Information CQ96_35S

Document Sample
Examinations_Learner Information CQ96_35S Powered By Docstoc
					3 February 2003                                                          S2003/009
                                                                         Page 1 of 1




TO:                 Principals
                    Principals’ Nominees




KEY DATES FOR NATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL
QUALIFICATIONS 2003

Attached is a table of important dates for national secondary school
qualifications in 2003.

A reference to NQF in the table indicates that the date relates to all secondary
qualifications under the National Qualifications Framework, including NCEA
Level 1 and Level 2.


Contact Person

Any enquiries and feedback can be directed to your School Relationship
Manager.




Andrew Kear
Manager
Schools Liaison Monitoring and Reporting
Key Dates for 2003/4

     Month      Qualification                                      Activity


February 2003

14 February                     Schools return School Information Form to NZQA.

21 February     All Quals       Schools receive:
                                 Candidate information sheets (includes fees information)
                                 Financial assistance application forms and information
                                 Confirmation of school accreditation information.


March 2003

1 March         SFC(t)          Final date, course commencement.

7 March         NQF             Provisional candidate numbers for Graphics and Technology due to NZQA.

14 March        NQF &           Schools receive forms to use when advising of candidates requiring exam
                UB                         ¯                                ¯
                                papers in Ma ori or intending to answer in Ma ori (other than the subjects Te
                                       ¯
                                Reo Ma ori and Te Reo Rangatira).

15 March        NCEA L1         Final date for candidates to apply for transition arrangements for Level 1.

24 March        NQF             Moderation of internally assessed standards: final submission date for first
                                group of schools.

28 March        All Quals       Initial entries due to NZQA.
                                (No payment required for entries at this point.)


April 2003

1 April         SFC(t)          Final date for notification from schools intending to seek entry for students
                                in seven or more subjects for SFC(t).

                SFC(t)          Final date for subject changes within the school.


May 2003

2 May           NQF             Initial entries data sent to schools for checking. Any problems with schools’
                                NQF accreditation scope will be identified.

12 May          NQF             Moderation of internally assessed standards: final submission date for
                                second group of schools.

Mid-May         All Quals       Candidates receive PINs which enable them to review their entry information
                                via the internet.

End of May      NQF & UB        2003 examination timetable based upon candidate entries published.
     Month       Qualification                                      Activity


June 2003

16 June          NQF             Moderation of internally assessed standards: final submission date for third
                                 group of schools.

30 June          NQF             Initial results sent to NZQA for inclusion on the database. NZQA will
                                 acknowledge receipt of results file.

                 NQF &           Final date for:
                 UB               Special assessment conditions applications
                                  Financial assistance applications (hardship only)
                                  Application for candidates to have exam papers in Ma ori or to answer in
                                                                                          ¯
                                        ¯                                    ¯
                                     Ma ori (other than the subjects Te Reo Ma ori and Te Reo Rangatira).

                 NQF &           NZQA advertises for examination markers.
                 UB


July 2003

21 July          NQF &           Outcome of financial assistance hardship applications to schools.
                 UB

                 NQF             Moderation of internally assessed standards: final submission date for fourth
                                 group of schools.


August 2003

1 August         All Quals       Final entries.

18 August        NQF             Moderation of internally assessed standards: final submission date for fifth
                                 group of schools.


September 2003

1 September      All Quals       Financial statements to schools.

12 September     All Quals       Final date for payment of fees.

15 September     NCEA L1         NZQA advises schools of dates for visit by Technology assessors.

                 NQF             Moderation of internally assessed standards: final submission date for sixth
                                 group of schools.

27 September     NQF             Schools advised of outstanding results for internally assessed standards.


October 2003

3 October        HSC             HSC lists sent to schools for checking.

6 October        NCEA L1 &       Graphics external assessment materials sent to schools.
                 L2
    Month        Qualification                                      Activity

17 October       HSC             HSC lists returned to NZQA with additions, deletions and changes.

18 October       UB              Final date for notification of Bursaries candidates who will not meet
                                 prescription requirements in specified subjects.

24 October       UB              Mark sheets for UB subjects sent to schools.

28 October       NQF &           Admission slips and information for candidates sent to schools.
                 UB

                 NQF &           Information on compassionate consideration applications sent to schools.
                 UB

31 October       HSC             Higher School Certificates sent to schools for distribution to candidates.


November 2003

3 - 7 November   UB              UB Te Reo Rangatira oral assessment week.

7 November       NCEA L1 &       NCEA L1 & L2 Visual Arts folios and provisional grade schedules due in
                 L2              Wellington.

                 NQF             Final internally assessed standard results sent to NZQA.

11 November      NCEA L1 &       Submission of L2 Technology and L1 & L2 Graphics portfolios to markers.
                 L2

12 November      NQF & UB        Examinations begin.

14 November      SFC(t)          SFC(t) course completion date.

                 UB              All UB internally assessed and partially internally assessed marks due at
                                 NZQA.

17 November      NCEA L1         Technology assessor visits commence.

19 November      UB              UB Art folios and Art compassionate considerations due in Wellington.

Week ending 21   NQF             Internally assessed results made available to schools and students for
November                         verification.

                 UB              UB PIAS/IA lists available to schools for verification.

21 November      SFC(t)          SFC(t) grade recommendations due at NZQA.

Late November/   All Quals       Proposed 2004 examination dates sent to schools.
early December


December 2003

2 December       NQF &           Examinations conclude.
                 UB

5 December       NQF & UB        Final date for compassionate consideration applications to principals’
                                 nominees.
    Month       Qualification                                      Activity

                SFC(t) &UB      All confirmations of internally assessed results due from schools. This
                                includes final grade schedules for L1-L2 Visual Arts.

11 December     NQF & UB        Final date for compassionate consideration applications to NZQA.


January 2004    All Quals       Interim result notices issued to candidates. Results available to students and
                                schools through the NZQA web site.


February 2004   NQF &           Answer booklets returned to candidates for NQF and UB.
                UB

                NQF &           Reviews and reconsiderations applications submitted and processed for NQF
                UB              and UB.


March 2004      SFC(t)          SFC(t) grade reviews due at NZQA.


April 2004      NQF             Records of Learning sent to NQF candidates.


                UB              Certificates sent to Bursaries candidates.