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Springs Students Achieve Top NCEA Results


The WSC school community is currently celebrating the 2005 NCEA results which show that Western Springs College has achieved its strategic goal of making it to the top of decile 7 schools in New Zealand.

2005 NCEA Results:

National and Same Decile Schools Comparisons


Data as at 24 May, 2006

Findings

  WSC’s participation rates exceed national and same decile averages at all levels.
  WSC’s Level 1 pass rate of 82.4% exceeds the national average (by 25.7%), the same decile school average (by 18.7%) and is the top pass rate in New Zealand for all 29 decile 7 state single sex and coeducational schools combined.
  WSC’s Level 1 literacy pass of 91.2% exceeds the national average (by 18.4%), the same decile school average (by11.5%) and is the top pass rate in New Zealand for all 29 decile 7 state single sex and coeducational schools combined.
  WSC’s Level 1 numeracy pass rate of 96.5% exceeds the national average (by 17.4%), the same decile school average (by 12.3%) and is second in New Zealand for all decile 7 state secondary schools.
  WSC’s Level 2 pass rate of 71.7% exceeds the national average (by 11%), the same decile school average (by 6.4%) and ranks fourth in the country for all decile 7 state secondary schools.
 

WSC’s Level 3 University Entrance pass rate exceeds the national average (by 16.2%), the same decile school average (by 13.2%) and is second in New Zealand for all decile 7 state secondary schools.

Overall Findings
When rankings are aggregated and averaged for all six significant indicators, Western Springs College, compared with all 29 state decile 7 schools (single sex and coeducational combined), ranks second behind Nelson College for Girls in New Zealand for 2005. When comparisons are made using University Entrance as the sole Level 3 indicator, Western Springs College ranks first in New Zealand.

It is also noteworthy that Western Springs College has exceeded the average for all decile 8-10 schools for Level 1 Literacy (by 6%) and Numeracy (by 7.5%) standards, Level 1 certification (by 10%), Level 2 certification and University Entrance at Level 3.

Grade Quality
Another important indicator of academic standards is the proportion of excellence and merit grades gained by students at each level of NCEA. In 2005 Western Springs College students exceeded national and same decile schools averages for excellence and merit combined in the external examinations at Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Other Comparisons
If you wish to compare the academic standards of Western Springs College with another school in the Auckland region or in New Zealand, you can visit the NZQA website at www.nzqa.govt.nz and follow these steps:

 
Click on the NCEA bar, then
Statistics, then
School by school statistics, then go to
Schools by region and click on Auckland, then
Scroll down to Western Springs College, then to view i) the Level 1 Literacy results;
ii) the Level 1 Numeracy results; and iii) the Level 3 University Entrance results,
Click on NQF School Profile, then
Go to Display, click on percentages and then View, then
Click on Compare with another school, then
Scroll down the list of schools and click on the school you wish to compare with Western Springs College, then click on View.
In order to view and compare the Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 pass rates, return to National Qualifications Framework statistics for WSC and click on NQF School Qualifications, then
Go to Display, click on percentages and then View.