Friday 22 March 2024

Nga Tawa’s outstanding NCEA scholarship success


The hard work of Nga Tawa's Year 13 leavers has been rewarded with seven 2018 NCEA scholarships awarded.

Only approximately 3 per cent of Year 13 students are awarded Scholarship each year.

2018 joint Dux Litterarum recipients Bridget Bone and Lydia Whyte continued their academic success with Bridget obtaining Scholarship P.E and Health as well as Biology at outstanding level. There were only 33 outstanding Biology Scholarships awarded nationwide.

"I knew I had done the work in preparing for the exams. I was pretty excited when it came back outstanding though."

Bridget's Scholarship success topped off a fantastic academic year. She achieved Excellence endorsement in Level 3 Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physical Education and Physics.

She is studying Health Science at Otago University this year.

Lydia Whyte was awarded Scholarship in Classics and Economics to add to her English and History Scholarships from 2017 which she sat as a Year 12 student.

"I missed out on Classics last year by one point which was heart-breaking so I'm really happy I was able to get both this year."

Lydia is attending Victoria University of Wellington to study a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Relations.

Scholarship was also awarded to Jaimey Clifton in Biology, Georgia Green for Geography and Florentine Majid in German.

"We're a very proud teaching team," says Principal, Lesley Carter.

"Our Year 13 leavers were a special year group achieving a 100% NCEA pass rate, 92% University Entrance and collectively were recipients of $136,000 worth of tertiary scholarships. We can't wait to see what they go on to accomplish."

Nga Tawa are celebrating another year of outstanding NCEA results with a 100% pass rate at Levels 2 and 3 and 96.3% at Level 1.

Most impressive was the number of Excellence endorsements Nga Tawa students received at all levels – 46% achieved Excellence at Level 1, 30% at Level 2 and 29% at Level 3. This was 10% higher (on average) than all NZ decile 8-10 girls' schools.

NCEA Results 2018

 Nga Tawa Decile 9Girls only Decile 8-10Schools Decile 8 - 10National
Level 1 96.3 85.6 80.0 70.5
Level 2 100 88.2 83.4 76.4
Level 3 100 81.5 75.1 64.4
UE 91.4 71.4 63.4 46.9


Image Caption: Scholarship recipients Lydia Whyte and Bridget Bone

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