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Highest NCEA excellence endorsements in history

Woodford House is proud to announce it has achieved the highest number of excellence endorsements in the School’s NCEA history.

Preliminary results released this week revealed sixty-five per cent of Year 11 students gained Level 1 with excellence while 40 per cent of Year 12 and 31 per cent of Year 13 gained Level 2 and 3, respectively, with excellence.

Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning Dionne Thomas said one student at Level 1 received six excellence endorsements and several students at Level 1, 2 and 3 achieved excellence endorsements in 4 or 5 of their courses.

“These outstanding personal academic results are an accumulation of students, staff and families valuing the holistic approach we have at Woodford House, where the girl is at the heart of everything we do.”

For an NCEA certificate to be endorsed with excellence a student must gain 50 credits at excellence at the level of the certificate or above.

The overall NCEA results were also outstanding with 100% success in Levels 1 and 3, and 97% success in Level 2.

The student and staff commitment to academic excellence has been commended by Principal Julie Peterson.

“Congratulations to our girls for another outstanding academic year,” Mrs Peterson says.

“These achievements are undoubtedly a result of the whole Woodford House community coming together for our girls, and the hard work and passion that everyone puts into shaping the lives of young women every day.”

Mrs Peterson says the School’s learner centred strategic focus has been a key driver in achieving academic excellence at Woodford House.

“As a community, we have worked diligently and innovatively to provide inspirational and aspirational learning environments that support each girl to achieve her personal best.”

The girls who achieved their personal academic goals, whether that be achieved, merit or excellence, are to be congratulated on a wonderful set of results.

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NCEA Year Level Results

Year 11 students gaining NCEA Level 1 100%
Year 12 students gaining NCEA Level 2 97%
Year 13 students gaining NCEA Level 3 100%
Year 13 students gaining university entrance (UE) 92%

NCEA Year Level Endorsements



Year 11 students gaining NCEA Level 1 with merit 24%


Year 11 students gaining NCEA Level 1 with excellence 65%


Year 12 students gaining NCEA Level 2 with merit 46%


Year 12 Students gaining NCEA Level 2 with excellence 40%


Year 13 students gaining NCEA Level 3 with merit 46%


Year 13 Students gaining NCEA Level 3 with excellence 31%



NB: Results are based on participation rates.