Senior Exam Timetable: 11-17 September

29 Aug Senior Exam Timetable: 11-17 September

Villa Maria Senior Examinations

Senior Examinations start on 12th September. These are important practice for NCEA students for the external examinations at the end of the year. It is important girls are prepared, study and treat these examinations as if they were the end of year exams. These examinations are used to produce derived grades for students should they be unable to sit the end of year examinations due to unforeseen circumstances.

An Examination Timetable is attached.  You may wish to print this off as a reference. This is also available on the Villa website Senior students are on Study Leave for the duration of their Exams, and do not need to be at school, unless they have an examination.  For the Year 11 students a MCAT will also be sat on the 19th September. More detailed information on this has been sent home from the Mathematics Faculty.

Students will start Study leave on 12th September.

Classes resume for all girls on  18th September.

Morning examinations begin at 8.45 and afternoon exams at 12.30. Examinations are usually three hours long, but some may be two hours. Students are asked to be at school 30 minutes prior to their examination when girls line up in the Quad in class lines. These are displayed in the Student Office and outside of the Hall on the day of the examination.

The LIRC will be available for study during this period. Students need to sign in at the student office so that we are aware that they are on-site. If they are not completing an examination that day they will need to sign out as well. Normal school rules (for example, uniform, eating and no cellphone use) will apply.

Students have been reminded about the importance of these examinations. If, for whatever reason, they are unable to sit the NCEA examinations at the end of the year these exams will be used as evidence for derived grades. They also provide students with an indication of their progress and what they need to amend in their preparation for the NCEA examinations.

If a student is ill for a College examination usual NCEA procedure applies in that the office needs to be contacted and a medical certificate provided on return to school. Please email Ms Kirk at to arrange a suitable time for a catch-up examination.

We aim to provide as realistic experience of NCEA as possible. Students are expected to attend in full school uniform and bring their required equipment in clear plastic bag.

Students will sit their examinations in the Hall, Maths and Language Blocks. Specific rooms and seats will be communicated on lists that will be placed in the display windows of the Hall each morning.

Information about your daughter’s achievement in examinations will be communicated via the subject assessment results online on the online portal.  A Senior Interim report will be sent home early in Week 10 with the Senior Subject Conferences taking place in the afternoon/evening on September 26th.

A reminder of the Study Guides that we are selling until Friday 30 August 2019.

Level One:

Level Two:

Level Three:

If you would like to order a book, please fill out the survey on this link:

A bulk school order will be made this Friday 30th August. All monies will need to be paid prior to this date to confirm availability.

Useful Websites for Revision: – a New Zealand based study site – subject specific information, achievement standards – students can make flash cards of key vocab terms and test themselves – online brainstorms/mindmaps

Thank you for your encouragement of your daughters as they study for these examinations. If I may support your daughter in her preparation please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Ngā mihi mahana

Sarah Kirk

Assistant Principal (Curriculum)

Principal’s Nominee


Click here to download a copy of the Timetable