In New Zealand schools
, there are three different qualifications
given for the 7th Form
year. There is the Bursary
, given as grades
per subject. If your marks total up to enough over 5 subjects, you get an A
you get at least 3 C's
in bursary subjects
, you are awarded University Enterance
, a certificate
allowing you into NZ
universities. Then there is Higher School Certificate
. This is awarded once you complete the 7th form. There may be some clause
about having to actually pass
some of the subjects taken, it's not important.
Now I gained a B Bursary, automatically gaining University Entrance. I did not however earn Higher School Cert., for the following reason.
I skipped the 4th Form in effect, taking 5th form a year early. This meant that I was technically a 6th former in my final year. Thus I did not get HSC, did not pass go, did not collect $200.
And the moral of this story? Being smart loses you qualifications.