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 in the University of Canterbury Calendar and the Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation for Physical Education and BSpC, Courses, 2012 in the BSpC coursebook.
Assessment and grading system
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, in the BSpC Course book for further information on grades and criteria.
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 organization, evidence of wide reading, the ability to select appropriate material, the clarity and relevance of argument and evidence, originality and style.
Attendance is both expected and required as some assessments require attendance to complete the assessment task.
Students with poor attendance will jeopardise their ability to pass this course.
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.
If an assessment is submitted after the due date, without good reason, the lecturer may; choose not to mark the work and a fail grade will result or deduct marks consistent with the overdue period. No assessment task will be accepted after a period of 3 days after the due date unless an extension has been granted.
Students should refer to the BSpC coursebook: Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation for Physical Education and BSpC for further information on course assessment.
Also, further information can be found in the UC calendar. The UC calendar is available online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications/calendar.shtml.
All assessment tasks are required to be submitted and must have a cover sheet (available on-line), word count and referenced according to APA convention.
Information relating to APA referencing can be obtained from both the Central and Education Libraries. This is also available online at: http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/services/ref/apa/
Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the lecturer.
Requests for extensions must be submitted in writing on the appropriate form at least 48 hours prior to the due date. In exceptional circumstances, where this is not appropriate, the student should discuss their situation with the course lecturer as soon as possible.
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 received 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 should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation H: Aegrotat Consideration and Aegrotat Consideration: Procedures in the UC Calendar.
The UC calendar is available online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications/calendar.shtml.
Lecturers may ask students to submit an electronic copy and a hardcopy for an assignment.
Lecturers will advise if hardcopy assessment tasks are to be submitted to the College Office (Orakipaoa)
If electronic copies are also required to be submitted, an electronic ‘dropbox’ on the course ‘Learn’ site will be made available.