Additional Course Outline Information
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
There are two assignments for this course. Each is equally weighted and graded using the university A+ to E scale. Note: satisfactory completion of each assignment to at least a C- grade is required to pass the course.
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
An examiners’ meeting will be held at the end of the course to determine final grades and ensure fairness and consistency.
Work is late if it is handed in after the due date, without an extension having been granted. Students will be advised of any penalties to be imposed for work handed in late without explanation. Penalties may range from a warning letter to the deduction of marks or grades. Lecturers reserve the right not to mark work that is handed in late. Students must check course outlines for details of policies on the submission of late work.
In the case of FLO students, assignments submitted via post or courier that are date stamped by the College of Education’s Academic Services Team more than two working days after the assignment’s due date will be considered late. Please note: Students' assignments submitted by fax, email, hand delivery or drop-boxed to the College Office must do so on or before the due date.
Assessments in this course may require practical application of course content in the participant’s teaching context. Students should ensure they have access to infants, toddlers, or young children for these purposes.
Keep a copy of all work.
Students are expected to plan work in advance to meet assessment deadlines. A grace period for submission of work is built into due dates as per schedule set out above. In exceptional circumstances, a student needing to negotiate alternative due dates must contact the upgrade coordinator before the due dates stated above. Such requests will not be granted automatically.
If your work meets most (but not all) of the criteria required to pass, you may be given the opportunity to resubmit an assessment to bring it to a passing standard. Resubmissions are restricted to work that is originally submitted on or before the due date. Late assignments will not be considered for resubmission. Distance students will have ten days from expected receipt date to complete resubmissions. The original work and marking sheet must be attached to the resubmitted version.
A resubmitted assignment that meets the requirements will be awarded a minimum passing grade. Only one resubmit is permitted for each assignment. A resubmitted assignment that does not meet passing standard will be awarded a D.
NOTE: It may not be possible to allow resubmissions of the final assignment if this would compromise the ability of markers to meet deadlines for the submission of final course grades.
Students will be expected to submit their assessments via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) 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. (Students who do not have broadband internet access, or who have unreliable access are advised to attend to this early in the course to prevent last minute pressures.) If you require assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 0800 763 676 ext 6060.