Additional Course Outline Information
There are two pieces of assessment for this course, each assignment is weighted as above. Satisfactory completion of each assignment to at least a pass grade (C-) 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
Students must attend and participate in the course sufficiently to meet the learning outcomes. Insufficient (less than 80%) attendance in a course may make the student ineligible for teaching practice. Non attendance of Professional Practice briefing may also make the student ineligible for teaching practice.
Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation Policy, to provide feedback to teaching staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery.
The College undertakes a process of internal and external moderation of assessment. This is to ensure that the assessment system is fair, equitable, consistent and manageable.
Assignments submitted after the due date and without prior approval will have 1 grade per day deducted which includes weekends, and will not be accepted after the other assignments are returned or more than 7 days after the due date.
Assignments must be word processed in Times New Roman 12 point font with 1.5 line spacing and stapled in the corner. Every page must be named and numbered. Do not use clear file folders to present your work. Keep a copy of all work. Students are to attach a completed assignment cover sheet. Be sure to sign the affirmation.
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. There is, however, a limit to the length of time that an extension can be granted and this should be negotiated with the course co-ordinator in the first instance. Extensions will not normally be given for longer than one week from the due date, unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Extensions are not granted automatically to students.
Requests for extensions should be emailed to the course co-ordinator at least two days prior to the due date for the assignment. Relevant evidence such as a medical certificate or a letter from a counsellor may be required in order for the lecturer to make a decision about whether or not to grant an extension. A lecturer may also ask for a copy of work completed up to the time of the extension request in order to determine if an extension may be granted. A copy of the course co-ordinator's email confirming the extension (if granted) and any supporting documentation must be attached to and submitted with the assignment.
Extensions will not normally be granted because of pressure of university study, e.g. several pieces of work being due at about the same time. Students are encouraged to plan their work in a realistic manner and in advance so that they can meet their assessment deadlines.
Resubmissions are restricted to work that is originally submitted on or before the due date. Late assignments are not normally considered for resubmission unless there are exceptional circumstances.
If the student’s assignment work meets most of the criteria required to pass, they may be given the opportunity to resubmit the assignment to bring it to a passing standard. Only one resubmission is possible within the course. Students will have one week from the return of an assignment, to resubmit their work. Distance students will have one week from the time they could reasonably be expected to have received their work back. For the resubmitted assessment to be marked the original work and marking sheet must be attached to the resubmitted version. A resubmitted assignment cannot be awarded more than the minimum passing grade.
Assignments are to be submitted via Learn and Myportfolio. Assignments will be marked and returned within a four-week period (exclusive of lecturer leave) and results posted on LEARN.