Get ya geek on: Really useful resources for NCEA Māori

Cover image of "Te Hikuwai"Are you studying NCEA Māori this year? Ka rawe!

Learn te reo Māori

We have a bunch of great Māori language courses in our collection, which you can borrow from one of our community libraries now open.

Other helpful websites

So where did we find these great resources? On The Pulse, the library’s website for teens.

Get ya geek on: Really useful resources for NCEA Media Studies

CoverAre you doing NCEA Media Studies this year? We can help!

So where did we find these great resources? On The Pulse, the library’s website for teens.

Get ya geek on: Really useful resources for NCEA Food Technology

Cover image of "The truth about food"These web resources are your secret ingredient to success in NCEA Food Technology.

So where did we find all these great resources? On The Pulse – the library’s website for teens.

Get ya geek on: Really useful resources for NCEA Chemistry

Cover image of "Year 12 chemistry for the NCEA level 2 exams"Ace your NCEA Chemistry assessments by mixing these great resources with your lab work!

So where did we find these fantastic tools? On The Pulse – the library website for teens.

Get ya geek on: Really useful resources for NCEA Technology

CoverLet us be your Igor as you channel your inner mad inventor for NCEA Technology.

So where did we find all these great resources? On The Pulse – the library website for teens.

Get ya geek on: Really useful resources for NCEA Geography

sceneLove learning about the world? These web resources will help you outsmart your classmates in your NCEA Geography assessments.

Don’t forget there are also useful general resources like World Book Web and Oxford Reference which are available online with your library card number and PIN. If you don’t have a PIN, ring the library on 941-7923 to arrange one.

Get ya geek on: Really useful resources for NCEA History

Be forever remembered for your awesome results in NCEA History by using these super helpful resources!

Get ya geek on: Really useful resources for NCEA English

BooksFrantically trying to get back up to speed with NCEA English? These websites will help!

Wide reading and themed reading assessments

Our book lists and the Golden Bay High School Wiki are good places to start. You can also go to our Facebook page or ask a librarian for suggestions right here, right now on this blog. There are plenty of reading recommendations on our website, too.
Get together with your friends to talk about what you’re reading. This will help you become really skilled at identifying and discussing themes and characters when exam time comes around.

Looking for short stories?

Start your search in our Short Story index – you’ll need your library card number and PIN. Try LitFinder for poetry.

Want something written by a New Zealander?

The New Zealand Book Council’s website will come in handy, as well as the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre.

Shakespeare

Let’s not forget about dear old Shakespeare! The Shakespeare Resource Center has his complete works. Can’t be bothered reading the play? Watch the DVD instead.

Other web resources

Stay tuned for more really useful resources for NCEA maths (and the rest)!

Does Earthquakes + NCEA = Scatterbrains? How your library can help

Cover The earthquakes have probably changed your life – messing up your routine, creating big inconveniences and upping your stress levels. Unfortunately there are still things that remain the same, like NCEA. Yup, even though your family spend their free time digging liquifaction and you’re sharing a portaloo with your neighbours, you still have homework to do and exams to prepare for.

I’m trying (read: failing miserably) to complete assignments for my degree while dealing with the fact my life in Christchurch has been red stickered, so I know how you’re feeling. Even when you do get motivated enough to study, aftershocks keep disrupting your concentration!

You’re not on your own – the library is here to help with NCEA resources. We’ll make sure you are able to find some calm in all the chaos to concentrate on your study and show you the best homework and general reference tools so you can earn yourself an excellence.

Keep reading this blog, too. Over the next few weeks, we will continue to post helpful information about specific NCEA subjects in our series Get ya geek on.

Financing your study: How the library can help

CoverOne of the biggest factors when people consider returning to study is how on earth they might pay for it.

Financing your study is a guide on The Pulse which  links to lots of web resources  – from scholarships and grants to loans and allowances. It’s aimed at teenagers, but will be useful for anyone considering returning to study.

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And feel free to share your best money-saving tip for prospective students!