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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.
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