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.
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
Calculating the final mark in a course
The final mark for the course is calculated by averaging the grades obtained for the year’s work (and for the examination, where relevant) using the numerical equivalents indicated earlier and taking into account the weighting assigned to each piece of work.
A course requires one essay (30%) a test (30%) and a final examination (40%). A student obtains a C+ for the essay, B- for the test and A- for the final examination. That student’s final mark is calculated thus:
Essay C+ = 8 x 30% = 2.40
Test B - = 9 x 30% = 2.70
Exam. A- = 12 x 40% = 4.80
9.90 = Final mark for the course.
At School examiners’ meetings the final marks are converted to grades on the University’s 11-point scale for reporting results. The grades awarded are based on students’ final marks, calculated as in the example given. The student in that example would probably be awarded a B- or B for that course.
Subject to normal STU survey.
All assignments are subject to internal moderation and copies of assignments may be retained for moderation purposes. Where this occurs, all identifying information is removed from the scripts.
An assignment submitted late will not be marked. If a piece of assessment is submitted late, a grade of ‘F’ will be awarded.
Under exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) individual students may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment.
A student who wishes to apply for an extension to the due date for any piece of assessment must apply in writing to the course co-ordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) and outline the reasons why the extension is being requested. Evidence to support the application must be included (e.g., medical certificate). Applications must be made before the due date of the assignment.
The course co-ordinator will decide whether an extension will be granted. If an extension is granted, a new due date will be set and the student will be notified of this in writing. Students must use their university email account if they are contacting the course teachers. Emails from other accounts e.g., web-based accounts are often caught up in the University’s spam guard. To avoid your email going astray, or being held up, please use your student account.
Students may submit their assignments by placing taking them in the assigment boxes in the foyer of the College Office, Orakipaoa.