The Best Result out of our Mock and External Exams should become our Final Result.

The Best Result out of our Mock and External Exams should become our Final Result.

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Chloe Thompson started this petition to Jacinda Ardern and

I hope any NCEA students or parents of NCEA students can sign this petition as it would be so appreciated and helpful if the change was put into effect. It would greatly benefit you/ your child. I am sure everyone would love two chances of getting a good grade.

The Corona Virus Pandemic has been very disruptive to NCEA Students all over New Zealand. Signing this petition would mean that after doing both our mocks (derived grade exams) and external exams, the best result out of the two becomes our final result. So, if you got merit in your mocks but failed the external, you would get merit, etc. 

There are many reasons as to why this could be extremely helpful to students. Such as; 

- Anxiety and stress can harm students' ability to do work, 
- Some students do not have a good home-life
- Encourages students to try harder in the mock exams.


The pandemic has impacted everyone's mental well-being. Over the two lock-downs, studies have shown that the mental well being of people declines due to the isolation from people, and sometimes nature. Having a low mood or anxiety can impact a student's ability to both take in information and to produce work too. The lasting effects of quarantine can carry on, even when out of lock-down. So, even being back at school can seem a lot more stressful than beforehand, making it harder to study and complete assessments/exams.

Another reason why this could benefit students is that they have two chances to do well in the exams. Some students do not have a very good home-environment, and therefore, may struggle to do work while at home. We have had about a whole term of school while in lock-down, so if a student is unable to do work while at home, this could compromise the students' ability to do well in exams. Having two chances would mean that if they do well in the mocks, they may not have to be so stressed about the external exams.

Finally, having two chances of getting good exam results may encourage students to try harder. There is still the possibility of going back into lock-down, meaning exams could be canceled. So, good mock results are needed more than ever. Having good grades to fall back on could help improve the mental well-being of students due to their being less feeling of stress around exams.

I hope any NCEA students or parents of NCEA students can sign this petition as it would be so appreciated and so helpful if this were to be put in place. It would greatly benefit you/ your child. I am sure everyone would love two chances of getting a good grade.

Thank you all so much, and stay safe.

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