More students achieving in Coromandel

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Coromandel MP Scott Simpson says news that more local students are gaining NCEA Level 2 will be welcomed by parents and students alike. 

In 2015 82.6 per cent of local 18 year olds achieved NCEA Level 2, up from 79.5 per cent in 2014.

“This improvement is good progress towards the goal for 85 per cent of all 18 year olds to achieve NCEA Level 2.

“It’s really important for all students that they gain the essential educational skills needed for life after they leave school. NCEA Level 2 gives them the skill set they can use for further study, an apprenticeship or if they want to go on to university.

“The Public Achievement Information tells us that in 2015, 83.3 per cent of 18-year-olds achieved NCEA Level 2 across New Zealand – that’s about 38,000 more students than in 2008 achieving a qualification which will help prepare them for further study or work.

Mr Simpson went on to say that this information is helping teachers provide the right assistance to students and keeping parents and communities informed of progress. 

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