Additional Course Outline Information
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result.
For the University of Canterbury policy on "Academic Integrity", please refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
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.
For these courses the following 11 point scale is used to report students’ achievement in course assignments.
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
The criteria used to assess students’ work vary according to the type of assessment but usually include the quality of organisation, evidence of wide reading, the ability to select appropriate material, the clarity and relevance of argument and evidence, originality and style.
For individual pieces of assessment, lecturers will generally use more specific criteria. However, the following broad definitions of grades on the scale may help students understand the standards used by lecturers.
A/A+ = Excellent:
Work is of outstanding quality in all respects.
B+/A- = Very Good
Work is of a very high quality in most respects. It may fail to be outstanding in several criteria.
B/B- = Good
Work is of a reasonably high quality, meeting all of the criteria to a satisfactory standard.
C+/C/C- = Fair
Work at this level is acceptable and just meets most or all of the criteria.
D/E grades = Very Weak
Work which is clearly deficient.
When the required work has not been done or is not submitted by the specific deadline.
Attendance at all classes is a requirement due to the interactive nature of the classes.
Students will be asked to make informal comments during the course and written comment (anonymous if desired) at the end outlining:
(i) which aspects of the course were the most useful, and
(ii) which areas could be improved.
Internal and external moderation will be according to the processes adopted by the College of Education.
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.
Participation in all class learning activities.
Extensions are reserved for exceptional circumstances only and are not granted automatically. The lecturer must be contacted at least 48 hours prior to the due date of the assessment item.
Applications must be supported by relevant evidence of the special circumstance e.g. medical certificate, and made in writing (e mail or letter).
Course Co-ordinators are responsible for deciding which assessments within a course are eligible for resubmission. Usual conditions are as follows:
1.Resubmissions are restricted to situations where students have achieved most, but not all, of the learning outcomes required in an assessment task (e.g. 40-49%)
2.The grade for the resubmitted work is restricted to the minimum passing grade for that assessment (e.g. C)
3.Students are permitted only one resubmission on any piece of assessment
4.Students are permitted only one resubmission within a course
5.Course Co-ordinators will provide clear deadlines for resubmitting the assessment, usually within seven days.
6.Resubmissions are restricted to pieces of assessment that were originally submitted on or before the due date. Late assignments are automatically excluded from a resubmission opportunity except in exceptional circumstances).
here will be no aegrotat available in this course.
Please submit via email attachment to the tutor. Assignment work will be returned via email.