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Update on Trial & Pilots - Phase 2


The Trial and Pilots Achievement Standards and associated support materials for NCEA Level 1 English, Visual Arts and Religious Studies have been drafted and we invite feedback on these via a questionnaire for each subject. Your feedback will be considered by the Ministry and Subject Expert Groups before the subject materials are trialled by any schools.

They are:

  • Four Achievement Standards – 2 internal and 2 external
  • Three Assessment Activities for each internal Achievement Standard
  • Assessment Schedules
  • Conditions of Assessment
  • Teacher guidance documents


These products have taken into account sector feedback on Phase 1 products. 

English - Feedback phase 1

Religious Studies - Feedback phase 1

Visual Arts - Feedback phase 1


Click on the links below to access the questionnaires for the draft phase 2 products. The feedback process closes at 4.00pm on 4 October 2020.

Questionnaire - English

Questionnaire - Religious Studies

Questionnaire - Visual Arts

Science Delay

The NCEA Level 1 Science products will now be released for feedback at a later point. We expect to provide a further update on that process shortly.  

Mini-pilot 2021

Schools and wharekura are also invited to submit Expressions of Interest to take part in a mini-pilot in 2021, when the draft achievement standards and resources for all four Level 1 Pilot subjects will be trialled in a small number of schools. The closing date for submitting Expressions of Interest is on 4 October 2020.


This page was last updated on 21 September 2020.