So NCEA is seen as less rigorous than CIE/IB etc… is this more of a bad thing? or more of a good thing? Since maybe an IB student is seen to be stronger, but it’s probably easier to attain E endorsed with NCEA, ie the top award.
Also, some schools across NZ, allows students to skip years, ie a year 10 student might sit some L1 NCEA papers, and so in turn they will sit L3 papers in year 12. Furthermore some schools (that let students skip) have special “scholarship classes” that are a whole subject line, mainly for year 13 students who have taken L2 the year before to focus purely on scholarship. However, some schools don’t offer this, like they limit you to take scholarships only in subjects you took L3, and only let you take 5 x L3 subjects, don’t allow you to skips years etc. This is an obvious disadvantage but how can one go about this?
Maybe doing APs? Young Scholars? doing well in SAT subjects?
But will universities, especially usa/aus ones who aren’t too familiar with the NCEA system keep this in mind?