NCEA (National Certificates of Educational Achievement) is the national qualification for senior secondary school students in New Zealand. We are proud of the performance of our students at all three NCEA Levels.


The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is New Zealand’s official secondary or high school qualification. The NCEA system has three levels. Each level is usually studied in each of the three final years (11, 12 and 13) of secondary schooling, though students can study across multiple levels. Our examination results for NCEA are well above the national average at all levels. 

2021 Examination statistics

Students at our school continue to perform at a very high level. NCEA results for 2021 (as at June 2022) are shown below.

NCEA – Percentage of students gaining qualifications

 Sacred Heart %National %
Level 188.669.2
Level 288.677.9
Level 387.770.5
University Entry76.151.9

NCEA – Certificate Endorsements

 Sacred Heart %National %
L1 – Excellence30.821.1
L1 – Merit32.731.9
L2 – Excellence21.817.9
L2 – Merit31.523.8
L3 – Excellence14.917.9
L3 – Merit32.225.3

With the exception of Level 3 Excellence results, our students continue to receive more certificate endorsements at all levels than all students nationally.  It is worth noting that national results are not as comparable this year as only the Auckland and Waikato regions experienced lockdowns which significantly impacted on these results.