Senior Exams

Takapuna Grammar School Senior Exams

The Senior School exams take place in Term 3. These exams are designed to prepare students for the NZQA and International Baccalaureate exams in Term 4. The exams are formal and the results may be used for students who apply for derived grades in November. See Exam Schedule below:


It is important all students have an appropriate study routine in place for the exams. This should include students revising what they do and don’t know in each of their subjects. Students should experiment with study techniques to find out what works best for them.

Research would indicate an effective method of study involves short bursts of focused work with regular breaks to process and consolidate information. Study should be active to effectively engage the brain and make it more enjoyable for the learner. 

The following links provide useful advice on how to study:

Alongside the exams we will be running an NCEA support programme. The programme is for students who for a range of reasons may require additional support to achieve academic success in 2021. Students not on this programme only need to attend school when they have an exam. Students must wear their full school uniform every time they attend an exam or when they are required to be at school.

Subject specific workshops for senior students will run in September (dates tbc). This time will also be used for students to catch up on exams they may have missed because of illness or any outstanding internal assessments they may have. Attendance is compulsory for students required to attend workshops or any catch ups. Students not involved in any of the above will be expected to study at home remotely for the two days. Students will be notified of their responsibilities in the week before the Exams begin.

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