Good question, not sure I have a good answer.
Same thing for students at level two and three, however the challenge is now saying yes you have but you are 15 credits off getting a merit endorsement on your certificate. The students at level two and three have worked out that they only need 60 credits, why do the other 80 that are on offer.
I also see this as a challenge for schools, why offer 24 credits in a subject area, why six subjects, why is english, maths, science compulsory at level one. When students can get numeracy and literacy in other areas, Is it because they have always been compulsory?
All good questions. Off the cuff I did discuss;
– You need parents’ permission
– The past date for withdrawals is overdue and you don’t want a “Not Achieved”
– Results matter? (But do they? NCEA Level 3 maybe)
– Its all about learning … “but I still learn, just do no work or exams”
– Pre requisite for next year? (maybe/ maybe not)
– Endorsement prospects improved
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