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 2013.
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, 2013 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 10 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
A Pass is 50 marks or over
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 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 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.
Participation in all class learning activities
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. The due date of the assignment will be negotiated with the lecturer. 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 by email. In emergencies a phone call to the lecturer 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).
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 will be expected to submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn class site by 5.00pm on or before the due date. The lecturer may also ask students to submit assessment work through the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism. If this option is available students will submit work through Turnitin and obtain a report, after submitting assignments for marking via the Learn site.
It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system. Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. If you require assistance, please email email@example.com, or phone 366 7001 ext 6060.