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, 2010
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, 2011 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.
For these courses the following 11 point scale is used to report students’ achievement in course assignments and examinations.
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
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.
As this is a practical course attendance at all classes is required. Exceptions will only be made for emergencies and make up work will be given. Any absences must be explained to course lecturer.
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.
No late submission of work will be accepted.
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.
Complete designated course readings and associated written work. Practical Requirements as stated in assessment details.
Extensions are reserved for exceptional circumstances only and are not granted automatically. The lecturer must be contacted at least 48 hours prior to the due date of the assessment item.
Applications must be supported by relevant evidence of the special circumstance e.g. medical certificate, and made in writing (e mail or letter).
Course Co-ordinators are responsible for deciding which assessments within a course are eligible for resubmission. Usual conditions are as follows:
1. Resubmissions are restricted to situations where students have achieved most, but not all, of the learning outcomes required in an assessment task (e.g. 40-49%)
2. The grade for the resubmitted work is restricted to the minimum passing grade for that assessment (e.g. C)
3. Students are permitted only one resubmission on any piece of assessment
4. Students are permitted only one resubmission within a course
5. Course Co-ordinators will provide clear deadlines for resubmitting the assessment, usually within seven days.
6. Resubmissions are restricted to pieces of assessment that were originally submitted on or before the due date. Late assignments are automatically excluded from a resubmission opportunity except in exceptional circumstances).
There will be no aegrotat available in this course.
Submit all written tasks on Learn.