NCEA is our primary qualification at Marsden.  Our students consistently experience a very high level of success in NCEA.  Its modular approach enables flexibility and helps us tailor courses that best fit your needs. The combination of both internal and external assessment means that you are 'banking' results as the year progresses  and have real knowledge of your progress. You are able to set and adjust goals accordingly. Use your handbook or the NZQA app to track your results throughout the year. We are proud of where NCEA success has taken many of our former students.  


Details of Marsden's NCEA Assessment Policy and Procedures is printed on P. 34 of the Marsden Student Handbook and can also be found here.  You and your parents or caregivers will be asked to sign in the handbook  to state that you have read and understood the policy.
Details of your internal assessment calendar, are available for each NCEA level. Check the year level assessment calendars on the left. Your teachers will give you individual assessment calendars for each subject.


Feedback is a very important part of the assessment process.  Read the guidelines here about the appropriate way to seek and apply learning from feedback.

Extensions and Appeals

Under special circumstances (see the Marsden NCEA Assessment Policy), you may be granted an extension.  Complete the extension form on the left or click here and submit to Ms Adeane.
If you wish to appeal a grade and have discussed it first with your teacher (see the criteria in the Marsden NCEA Assessment Policy),  complete the appeal form on the left or click here and submit it to Ms Adeane.

Reader / Writer support for Assessment

Follow the link to the booklet which gives detailed information on how you access reader/writer support and the requirements for students and parents.

Scholars' Awards

At Marsden, we hold an annual Scholars' Assembly to acknowledge those students whose performance in the previous year's qualifications (including NCEA, Cambridge and Scholarship) was particularly outstanding. You can read details of the criteria for these awards on the Scholars' Awards page. 


To find out about New Zealand Scholarship exams, which target high-achieving Level 3 students with a desire to extend their learning, go to the Scholarship page.