Final NCEA results for 2016 have revealed a jump in achievement for Māori and Pasifika students, most notably at level two.
At year 12 (NCEA level two), 76.9 per cent of Māori students passed along with 79.5 per cent of Pasifika students.
Confirmed results are:
Year 11 NCEA level one: 75.5 per cent, up from 74.4 per cent in 2016
Year 12 NCEA level two: 78.4 per cent, up from 76.4 per cent in 2015
Year 13 NCEA level three: 64.5 per cent, up from 62.7 per cent the previous year
University Entrance passes are at 49.2 per cent, down from 61 per cent