PACE’s are a fundamental part of our A.C.E. school, and one of the tools we use in our teaching of the New Zealand Curriculum.
The structure and procedures used in the PACE’s are designed to enable students to manage their own progress and achievement and also to provide teachers with the tools to maximize the quality and effectiveness of that learning. For secondary students each PACE is also linked to the A.C.E. Certificate that they are working towards. There is a final mastery test for each PACE, and students must gain a minimum mark of 80% to continue with the next PACE.
The PACE structure offers one of the most robust moderation and assessment systems available to teachers, and they allow for continuous, ongoing review and assessment.
The New Zealand A.C.E Certificates
Accelerated Christian Education offers eight secondary school qualifications based on students gaining credits for work completed at various achievement levels using the A.C.E. curriculum.
A.C.E. Certificates are available to students throughout the world, with the following currently available to students in New Zealand:
• Certificate of Achievement, Level 1 endorsed
• Certificate of Achievement, Level 2 endorsed
• Certificate of Achievement, Level 3 endorsed
• High School Certificate, Level 1 endorsement
• High School Advanced Certificate, Level 3 endorsed
• High School Advanced Certificate with Honours, Level 3 endorsed
NB It should be noted that these certificates do not comment on the Christian character of the candidate.