Notable Academic Achievements for 2018

NCEA

We are proud that, once again, Marsden ranks #1 in Wellington, for the highest percentage of NCEA excellence endorsements, across all year levels. Outstanding results at achieved, merit and excellence levels demonstrate that expert teaching, individual attention and a proactive approach to wellbeing lay the foundation for academic success. Great results are just part of the package of a holistic Marsden education. We are thrilled to see the energy and commitment that Marsden girls bring to all that they do and our goal is for each girl to achieve her personal best. It is gratifying to see our students consistently exceeding their original expectations for themselves. 

 

The following table demonstrates the performance of Marsden students in comparison to national data for decile 10 schools and, in particular, the data for girls.  There is strong statistical evidence to show that girls achieve better academic results in a girls’ school environment. Decile 10 schools are those with the highest socio-economic demographic ranking, including state, integrated and independent schools. The table compares the performance of Marsden students with girls in girls’ schools and girls in co-ed schools.

 

NCEA results for 2018 Marsden Decile 10
Girls' Schools 
Girls in Decile 10
co-ed Schools
YEAR 11      
Achieved Level 1
(includes all endorsements)
96% 94% 77%
Level 1 endorsed with Excellence 69%  51% 40%
YEAR 12      
Achieved Level 2
(includes all endorsements)
95% 92% 82%
Level 2 endorsed with Excellence 54% 40% 33%
YEAR 13      
Achieved Level 3
(includes all endorsements)
91% 90% 79%
Level 3 endorsed with Excellence 37% 33% 27%
UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE 90% 87% 71%

Percentages rounded to the nearest whole number

 

Tertiary Scholarships

 

Each year, a high proportion of our school leavers are awarded lucrative scholarships to support their tertiary education. To a large extent, these awards are based on academic performance. We are delighted that for many of our girls, excellence in school is bringing significant rewards for them at university. Marsden is a small school, but the numbers of Marsden students being honoured at this level is disproportionately high.

 

In 2018 35 tertiary scholarships were offered to our 2018 school leavers, including:

  • 5 students who were awarded $20,000 towards their 1st year of study at the University of Auckland
  • 4 students who were awarded $34,000 towards their 1st year of study at Otago University
  • 14 students who were awarded $5,000 - $6,000 towards their 1st year of study at Otago University
  • 4 students who were awarded $5,000 - $10,000 towards their 1st year of study at Victoria University 

 

Read more about our tertiary award winners here:

https://www.marsden.school.nz/about/news/2019/february/tertiary-scholarships/