Marlborough secondary students breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as the long wait for their NCEA results came to an end.
But there was no wait at the letterbox for the postman - for the past few years results have been made available online.
Unlike previous years though, students reported having no problems logging in to view their results yesterday.
Marlborough Girls' College student Ester Cohen was relieved when her first attempt to log in was successful.
"Usually I don't even bother trying until the next day because I struggle to log in over and over again," she said.
She was very happy with her year 12 results and thought she did really well.
Ester passed her NCEA L2 and was looking forward to a relaxed few days before returning to school.
"It's one of those things that you almost forget about and then sneaks up on you and really stresses you out," she said of "results day".
Marlborough Boys' College student Brody Dawson felt relieved as well.
He had no problems logging in at 8.30am yesterday either.
"I was surprised that I got 105 credits, I needed 80 to pass, but was not expecting to achieve that many," he said.
He was relieved to have passed his NCEA L1 and was heading to the beach with his family for the day to celebrate.
Marlborough Girls' College Dux for 2013 Nerys Udy was happy overall with what she achieved.
"I was pretty happy with my results, there were a few small surprises that disappointed me a little though," she said.
NZQA deputy chief executive Richard Thornton said national NCEA figures would not be released until March.
Marked papers would be returned to students and they have until February 18 to apply for a reconsideration or review or ask NZQA for a recheck.
- The Marlborough Express