Additional Course Outline Information
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation J: Dishonest Practice and Breach of Instructions and the Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation for Physical Education and BSpC Courses.
Final results for this course will be reported using:
Grade GPA Marks
A+ 9 90 – 100
A 8 85 – 89
A- 7 80 – 84
B+ 6 75 – 79
B 5 70 – 74
B- 4 65 – 69
C+ 3 60 – 64
C 2 55 – 59
C- 1 50 – 54
D 0 40 – 49
E -1 0 – 39
Assessment against progressive standards of achievement
In this course students are assessed against defined standards that describe progressive levels of achievement.
The final grade for the course is calculated by averaging the grades obtained for each assessment task and taking into account the weighting assigned to each piece of work.
In order to obtain on overall passing grade students are required to obtain a C- grade or above for ALL assessment tasks in the course. See the Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation for Physical Education and BSpC Courses,for further information on grades and criteria.
In this course student performance is assessed in relation to defined standards that describe progressive levels of achievement.
The criteria used to assess students’ work vary according to the type of assessment but usually include the quality of organisation, evidence of wide reading, the ability to select appropriate material, the clarity and relevance of argument and evidence, originality and style.
For individual pieces of assessment, lecturers will generally use more specific criteria.
However, the following broad definitions of grades on the scale may help students understand the standards used by lecturers.
A/A+ = Excellent
Work is of outstanding quality in all respects.
B+/A- = Very Good
Work is of a very high quality in most respects. It may fail to be outstanding in several criteria.
B = Good
Work is of a reasonably high quality, meeting all of the criteria to a satisfactory standard.
B-/C+/C = Fair to reasonable
Work at this level is acceptable and just meets most or all of the criteria.
D/E grades = Very Weak
Work which is clearly deficient in almost all respects
When the required work has not been done or is not submitted by the specific deadline.
Attendance is a requirement of this course.
Students will be asked to complete Course and Teacher Evaluations using UCTL evaluative instruments. The Faculty of Education will conduct regular graduate surveys under the direction of the Dean of Education.
All course assessments are moderated within courses and selected courses assessments are moderated externally. A sample of your work may be used as part of the internal and external moderation process. Regular Validation Meetings monitor the distribution of final grades in courses and adjustments are made if necessary to ensure reasonable consistency and comparability of course grades.
Work is late if it is handed in after the due date, without an extension having been granted. Late work will not be marked.
Additional Costs: $20.00
Students should refer to the booklet Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation for Physical Education and BSpC for further information on course assessment
Participation in all class learning activities.
You are encouraged to plan your work so deadlines are met. Under exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) you may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment. There is, however, a limit to the length of time that an extension can be granted. No assignment can be accepted once other students' marked assignments have been returned to them.
A request for an extension should be made before the due date of the piece of assessment, in writing, either by email, fax or letter on the extension form provided in the course book or student net. In emergencies a phone call to the lecturer concerned would be appropriate. If you apply for an extension, you will be asked to supply a medical certificate or other relevant evidence of special circumstances (e.g. a letter from a counsellor). If you cannot meet these regulations because of extended illness or unusually exceptional circumstances you should consult with the Head of School.
In order to pass this course students must have passed all assessment events with a C- grade or better. Students will have the opportunity to resubmit one failed piece of assessment that originally receive a mark between 40%-49%. The resubmission will receive a maximum pass grade of 50%. Resubmissions will not apply to any examinations held during the University of Canterbury examination periods.
Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation H: Aegrotat Consideration and Aegrotat Consideration: Procedures in the UC Policy Library
Work should be submitted to and collected from the Academic Services Team, College Office, Orakipaoa.