Do you need a book to understand NCEA?NCEA is the secondary school qualification system used in the majority of New Zealand schools. It's quite different from the examination system familiar to most parents. It is flexible and it allows students a lot of choice in what they study and how they are assessed. It is also complex and unless well understood, it will allow students to drift off the most appropriate educational pathways. So if you are a student starting out on NCEA, or a parent of such a student, this book will provide you with a lot of useful information and help you to get the most out of NCEA in order to reach your educational goals.This 2nd edition of the book was made necessary by a number of changes to the NCEA regulations over the past 2 years, including those related to numeracy and literacy and the University Entrance requirements.