Huge effort behind Gisborne NCEA results

GGHS has highest pass rate among local schools.

GGHS has highest pass rate among local schools.

GISBORNE Girls’ High School has the highest pass rate among the city’s schools, according to the latest national statistics on achievement rates in NCEA.

This result is based on the results of those who attempted Level 2 in Year 12.

At GGHS, 87.6 percent passed Level 1 NCEA, 93.6 percent Level 2 and 83.2 percent Level 3.

GGHS principal Jan Kumar is encouraged by the results.

“We have put a particular focus on Level 2 in recent years," she said.

“We put in extra resources to support students who are at risk of not achieving their qualification.

“We also see Level 3 as an important qualification and are pleased with these results also.

“Our number of certificate endorsements with excellence and merit also increased, as students aim for a high quality qualification.

“It is always very satisfying to see students who work hard, and their teachers, rewarded by good results.”

Gisborne Boys’ High School and Campion College were close behind.

GBHS principal Greg Mackle said he was pleased with the results.

GBHS achieved a 92.6 percent pass rate for Level 1, 88.9 percent for Level 2 and 77.6 percent for Level 3.

“Staff, students, board of trustees, parents and whanau have continued to put a huge amount of effort into our young men’s academic achievement.

“The 2016 Education Review Office (ERO) report clearly ranks GBHS in the top 10 percent of all schools in New Zealand based on our 2013, 2014 and 2015 academic achievement.

“Our 2016 results have simply reinforced this ERO report.

“The credit for this ongoing achievement belongs to the entire school community,” he said.

Campion College achieved an 81.2 percent pass rate in Level 1, 91.8 percent in Level 2 and 78 percent in Level 3. Lytton High School had an 84.2 percent pass rate in Level 1, 76.5 percent in Level 2 and 52.6 percent in Level 3.

The results presented are the percentage of participating students who achieved this qualification by the end of the academic year.

When pass rates are broken down into decile groups, Lytton High School, a decile three school, was in the lowest five in the country with a 76.5 percent pass rate in Level 2 NCEA.

Looking at figures across the wider region, Te Karaka Area School achieved 75 percent in Level 2 and 50 percent in Level 3. Wairoa College had a 76.4 percent pass rate in Level 1, 80.5 percent in Level 2 and 59.4 percent in Level 3.

Tolaga Bay Area School had a 53.6 percent pass rate in Level 1, 66.7 percent in Level 2 and 64.7 percent in Level 3. Te Waha O Rerekohu Area School at Te Araroa achieved 85.7 percent in Level 1, 100 percent in Level 2 and 83.3 percent in Level 3.

The national average pass rate rose slightly from 88.5 percent of those who attempted Level 2 in Year 12 in 2015 to 89.9 percent in 2016.

The New Zealand Herald reported achievement rates in the first year of national exams at Ngata Memorial College in Ruatoria have slumped by 90 percent in the latest national statistics.

Ngata College has only 109 students, so as with the district’s other small colleges, the drop from a 100 percent pass rate in 2015 to 10 percent in 2016 is likely to be based on a much smaller number of students than city schools.

The Ministry of Education placed the school under a limited statutory manager in March 2015.

GISBORNE Girls’ High School has the highest pass rate among the city’s schools, according to the latest national statistics on achievement rates in NCEA.

This result is based on the results of those who attempted Level 2 in Year 12.

At GGHS, 87.6 percent passed Level 1 NCEA, 93.6 percent Level 2 and 83.2 percent Level 3.

GGHS principal Jan Kumar is encouraged by the results.

“We have put a particular focus on Level 2 in recent years," she said.

“We put in extra resources to support students who are at risk of not achieving their qualification.

“We also see Level 3 as an important qualification and are pleased with these results also.

“Our number of certificate endorsements with excellence and merit also increased, as students aim for a high quality qualification.

“It is always very satisfying to see students who work hard, and their teachers, rewarded by good results.”

Gisborne Boys’ High School and Campion College were close behind.

GBHS principal Greg Mackle said he was pleased with the results.

GBHS achieved a 92.6 percent pass rate for Level 1, 88.9 percent for Level 2 and 77.6 percent for Level 3.

“Staff, students, board of trustees, parents and whanau have continued to put a huge amount of effort into our young men’s academic achievement.

“The 2016 Education Review Office (ERO) report clearly ranks GBHS in the top 10 percent of all schools in New Zealand based on our 2013, 2014 and 2015 academic achievement.

“Our 2016 results have simply reinforced this ERO report.

“The credit for this ongoing achievement belongs to the entire school community,” he said.

Campion College achieved an 81.2 percent pass rate in Level 1, 91.8 percent in Level 2 and 78 percent in Level 3. Lytton High School had an 84.2 percent pass rate in Level 1, 76.5 percent in Level 2 and 52.6 percent in Level 3.

The results presented are the percentage of participating students who achieved this qualification by the end of the academic year.

When pass rates are broken down into decile groups, Lytton High School, a decile three school, was in the lowest five in the country with a 76.5 percent pass rate in Level 2 NCEA.

Looking at figures across the wider region, Te Karaka Area School achieved 75 percent in Level 2 and 50 percent in Level 3. Wairoa College had a 76.4 percent pass rate in Level 1, 80.5 percent in Level 2 and 59.4 percent in Level 3.

Tolaga Bay Area School had a 53.6 percent pass rate in Level 1, 66.7 percent in Level 2 and 64.7 percent in Level 3. Te Waha O Rerekohu Area School at Te Araroa achieved 85.7 percent in Level 1, 100 percent in Level 2 and 83.3 percent in Level 3.

The national average pass rate rose slightly from 88.5 percent of those who attempted Level 2 in Year 12 in 2015 to 89.9 percent in 2016.

The New Zealand Herald reported achievement rates in the first year of national exams at Ngata Memorial College in Ruatoria have slumped by 90 percent in the latest national statistics.

Ngata College has only 109 students, so as with the district’s other small colleges, the drop from a 100 percent pass rate in 2015 to 10 percent in 2016 is likely to be based on a much smaller number of students than city schools.

The Ministry of Education placed the school under a limited statutory manager in March 2015.

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