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, 2011.
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.
The new University of Canterbury grading scale is:
A+ 90 - 100
A 85 - 89
A- 80 - 84
B+ 75 - 79
B 70 - 74
B- 65 - 69
C+ 60 - 64
C 55 - 59
C- 50 - 54
D 40 - 49
E 0 - 39
Attendance at all classes is a requirement due to the interactive nature of the classes.
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 ne 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 without an extension will not 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.
Extensions are reserved for exceptional circumstances only and are not granted automatically.
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.
Extensions are not granted automatically.
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 should consult with the Head of School.
1. Resubmissions are avilable to students where students have achieved between 40-50% grade only.
2. Each assessment task within this course can only be resubmitted once.
3. Work must be resubmitted to the course lecturer within five days.
Aegrotat considerations (Students should refer to the General Course and Examination Regulation H: Aegrotat Consderations: Procedures in the UC Policy Library.
http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/aegrotats.shtml, please see Course links.
Please talk with your course lecturer prior to applying for an aegrotats consideration.
All assessment are to be submitted electronically and in paper form to the course lecturer. Work will be returned to students using a process agreed to by course participants and the course lecturer.