University Entrance achievable for students on Māori medium pathway

University Entrance is now achievable for students on the Māori-medium pathway through the inclusion of subjects and standards from the Māori-medium curriculum, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, in the approved subjects list.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has announced that University Entrance now includes Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) subjects.

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa is the foundation curriculum document for Māori-medium education.  It outlines the core learning and competencies of Māori-medium students, including the skills and knowledge required to enter university and follow chosen careers.  Te Marautanga o Aotearoa subjects are broad and differ from those based on the New Zealand Curriculum.

The Ministry of Education developed a suite of new Level 3 Te Marautanga o Aotearoa achievement standards which became available for Māori-medium students to use this year. 

In addition, the Ministry and NZQA jointly developed a proposal to align subjects and Level 3 standards from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa with the University Entrance approved subjects list and consulted widely with the sector in April and May this year.

Students on the Maori-medium pathway will be eligible to have their achievements count towards University Entrance this year.

Go to information on the changes and what it means for kura who have Māori-medium students 

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