TRIDENT ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE
The academic achievement of Trident students over the past five years ranks among the best of the state schools across the wider Bay of Plenty.
The Education Review Office (ERO) made this comment:
“High levels of student progress and achievement continue to be a feature of the school. Analysis of National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) data indicates that the proportion of students, including Māori, gaining Level 1, 2 and 3 certificates exceeds national averages”.
NEW ZEALAND SCHOLARSHIP
New Zealand Scholarship will extend our best secondary students and enable top scholars to be identified and acknowledged. Students will be able to enter one or more scholarship standard assessments while completing their Level 3 Assessments in the scholarship subject areas.
The aim is to assess a student’s ability to synthesise and integrate concepts – to apply higher level thinking based on in-school and independent learning.
The content assessed for Scholarship is the same as that covered for Level 3 Achievement Standards. All Scholarship candidates must complete a full year of Level 3 studies at a secondary school.
Assessment is standards based (but not using achievement or unit standards) and all assessments will be external, the scholarship is a one off examination, except in Art Painting, Art Photography, Art Design and Design and Visual Communication. Standards have been developed for each Scholarship subject.
NZQA's intention is that 3% of the total number of Year 13 students in the country sitting Level 3 in each of the available subjects will be awarded a Scholarship, provided Scholarship standards are met. Of this 3% nationwide who gain a Scholarship pass, a small number, equating to approximately 0.5% nationwide will be accorded an Outstanding Scholarship.
For each standard, two levels of achievement can be gained:
The scholarship is an award and not a qualification. There are ‘top’ student awards and monetary awards which currently are:
Single Subject Award: for students who gain Scholarship in up to two subjects, a one-off award of $500 per subject.
Top Student in Subject: $2,000 each year for three years provided the student maintains a B grade average in tertiary study.
Scholarship Award: a student gains Scholarship in three subjects will be awarded $2,000 each year for three years provided the student maintains a B grade average in tertiary study.
Outstanding Scholar Award: for the top 40 – 60 students who gain outstanding performances in at least two or three Scholarship subjects passed. The award is $5,000 each year for three years provided the student maintains a B grade average in tertiary study.
Premier Award: for the top 5 – 10 students who get three Scholarships with outstanding performances will be awarded $10,000 each year for three years provided the student maintains a B grade average in tertiary study.
Trident will continue the Scholarship Standards as part of the Year 13 and Year 12 Programmes.
SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2020
Trident High School is proud to announce that their students achieved 13 Scholarships and 2 Outstanding Scholarships!
Trident would like to extend congratulations to the staff involved, and the following winners:
Jack Ellery OUTSTANDING SCHOLARSHIP
Tahliah Temple OUTSTANDING SCHOLARSHIP
Earth and Space Science
Mathematics with Calculus
Mathematics with Statistics