Governmental Support for Cambridge and IB Students

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Dear Ministry of Education,

What is the exhaustive list of actions, if any, the ministry has taken to support schools and students who sit International Baccalaureate and Cambridge examinations in response to the most recent period at alert level 4?

How many students, if any, sit CIE Cambridge examinations?

How many students, if any, sit International Baccalaureate examinations?

Will the Ministry advise the government and New Zealand Universities to lower UCAS tariff points and rank scores for students sitting CIE Cambridge and International Baccalaureate examinations in 2021? If not, why not?

Yours faithfully,
Stella Lynch

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Dear Stella Lynch

 

Thank you for your request for information below.  The Ministry will
consider and respond to your request in accordance with the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act).

 

Under section 15(1) of the Act, we are required to make and inform you of
our decision on your request as soon as reasonably practicable and in any
case not later than 20 working days after the day on which your request is
received.  You can therefore expect to receive our decision on your
request on or before 18 October 2021.  If more than 20 working days are
needed due to the potential workload and/or consultations involved in
answering your request, we will notify you accordingly.

 

Please note, the Ministry may publicly release on our website the response
to your request five days after you have received it. Any personal
information will be removed.

 

In the interim, if you have any questions about your request, please email
[1][email address].

 

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Tēnā koe Stella,

 

Thank you for your request of 20 September 2021 to the Ministry of
Education requesting the following information:

 

o What is the exhaustive list of actions, if any, the ministry has taken
to support schools and students who sit International Baccalaureate
and Cambridge examinations in response to the most recent period at
alert level 4?
o How many students, if any, sit CIE Cambridge examinations?
o How many students, if any, sit International Baccalaureate
examinations?
o Will the Ministry advise the government and New Zealand Universities
to lower UCAS tariff points and rank scores for students sitting CIE
Cambridge and International Baccalaureate examinations in 2021? If
not, why not?

 

Your request has been considered under the Official Information Act 1982
(the Act).

 

We are refusing your request under section 18(d) of the Act as the
information you have requested will soon be made publicly available via
the Minster’s response to the following written parliamentary questions;
41343 (2021), 41344 (2021), 41345 (2021), 41346 (2021), 41347 (2021),
41348 (2021).

These responses will be at available at the following link:

[1]https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/order-pa...

 

You may be interested to know that last year, because of COVID-19
disruptions and in consultation with Cambridge Assessment International
Education (CAIE), Aotearoa New Zealand’s universities lowered their
minimum CAIE tariff requirement by 10 points. Universities New Zealand –
Te Pōkai Tara is currently talking to CAIE about possible arrangements
that recognise the impact of COVID-19 disruptions in regard to the use of
Cambridge examinations for admission to an undergraduate degree this year.

 

Thank you again for your email. You have the right to ask an Ombudsman to
review this decision. You can do this by writing to
[2][email address] or Office of the Ombudsman, PO Box 10152,
Wellington 6143.

 

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Enquiries National Team | Ministry of Education | TW
33 Bowen St, Wellington

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kia wikitoria
We work together for maximum impact  Ka mahi ngātahi mō te tukinga nui
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Dear Enquiries National,

I appreciate your response, however take issue with the Minister's answers being made publicly available soon. The last response to a written parliamentary question by Hon Chris Hipkins was on the 2nd of September and the parliamentary questions mentioned above were due to be answered on Thursday, September 23. I hope that you will agree with me when I say that it is unlikely that Hipkins will answer prior to the start of the CIE examination period (October 1) as he has a backlog of unanswered questions from at least 2 weeks ago. Due to the above reasoning, I would be grateful to find answers to my questions.

In response to your statement about CIE tariff points being lowered for University Entrance - that is an excellent start but unfortunately not an equitable outcome for CIE students when it is compared to the governmental support for NCEA students.

Yours sincerely,

On Your Behalf

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Dear Enquiries National,

I appreciate your response, however take issue with the Minister's answers being made publicly available soon. The last response to a written parliamentary question by Hon Chris Hipkins was on the 2nd of September and the parliamentary questions mentioned above were due to be answered on Thursday, September 23. I hope that you will agree with me when I say that it is unlikely that Hipkins will answer prior to the start of the CIE examination period (October 1) as he has a backlog of unanswered questions from at least 2 weeks ago. Due to the above reasoning, I would be grateful to find answers to my questions.

In response to your statement about CIE tariff points being lowered for University Entrance - that is an excellent start but unfortunately not an equitable outcome for CIE students when it is compared to the governmental support for NCEA students.

Yours sincerely,

On Your Behalf

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Kia ora Stella

Thank you for your query.

Ministers are required to provide an answer to written questions within six working days, regardless of how many questions they have been asked. The answers are provided to the MP who asked the question, which are then later published on the Parliamentary website.

We can confirm that Minister Hipkins did reply to these written parliamentary questions by the due date of 23 September 2021. Parliament is currently processing these answers for publishing. Written questions, and their answers, are regularly updated on the website and can be expected soon.

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