Christchurch’s earthquake-displaced secondary schools overcame a disruptive year to achieve better academic results than in 2010.

Thousands of pupils at a number of the city’s schools spent most of
last year sharing sites after earthquake damage forced them from their schools.

There had been fears pupils’ academic results would be tarnished by the upheaval of having less teaching time each day and travelling to another school site, often across town.

However, statistics released by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority show the displaced schools accomplished even better National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) results last year than they did in 2010.

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