The 2023 NCEA Externals Exams start on Monday 6th November. All year 11, 12, and 13 students will be on study leave from this date, and should only come to school for their exam sessions. Year 9s and 10s who are sitting exams are allowed 2 days study leave prior to each of their exam sessions.

All exams will be held on Level 4. Exam sessions are three hours long. Students must remain in the exam room for at least the first 45 minutes. After that time, students may leave as soon as they are finished.

The full exam calendar can be viewed online here:

During the first few weeks of Term 4, we will hand out Exam Admission sheets to all students with exam entries. Please keep it safe and bring it to each exam. The sheet includes a code (e.g A123) which tells students where to sit so that they are provided with the correct papers.

We will provide students with printed information about exams the week before exams start. In the meantime, students should start organizing a study plan so that they can be best prepared for their exams. Study guides available at bookstores. These can be very useful.

Any questions, please contact your HBLA or me (Brent), your friendly qualifications coordinator.