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 and the Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation for Physical Education and BSpC, Courses, 2011
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 for further information on grades and criteria.
In this course student performance is assessed in relation to defined standards that describe progressive levels of achievement.
For these courses the following 10 point scale is used to report students’ achievement in course assignments and examinations.
A+ = 85-100%
A = 80-84%
A- = 75-79%
B+ = 70-74%
B = 65-69%
B- = 60-64%
C+ = 55-59%
C = 50-54%
D = 35-49%
E = 0-34%
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 = Good
Work is of a reasonably high quality, meeting all of the criteria to a satisfactory standard.
B-/C+/C = Fair to reasonable
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 in almost all respects
When the required work has not been done or is not submitted by the specific deadline.
Regular attendance is both expected and required. 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.
Additional Course Costs: nil
Students should refer to the booklet Course Handbook and course regulations for further information on course completing assignments and assessment.
The Award regulations for the Bachelor of Education and Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Secondary) specialising in Physical Education can be found within the UC Calendar. The UC calendar is available online at:
The specific Award regulations for the degree can be found at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications/documents/calendar/faculty_of_education.pdf.
The College of Education assessment guidelines, which contain specific information regarding the College grading scale, late work, extensions, submission of work, reconsideration of grades, aegrotat procedures, academic integrity, and moderation of assessment can be found at:
The specific assessment details for each course, including assessment dates, can be found in the course outline which will be provided by your course lecturer at the start of the course.
All assessment tasks are required to be submitted. All written assessment tasks and presentations must be referenced according to APA convention. (Information relating to APA referencing can be obtained from both the Central and Education Libraries.
Each assessment submission requires a completed cover sheet (available on-line).
Students who cannot complete assessments by the due date should discuss their situation with the course lecturer and complete the appropriate extension form. Where circumstances are known in advance, the student should discuss these with the course lecturer at least 5 days prior to the assessment due date. In 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 will have the opportunity to resubmit one piece of assessment for this course. To be eligible for a resubmission a student must have passed all other assessment tasks for the course and the failed assessment task must have received a mark between 40% - 49%. The resubmission will receive a maximum pass grade of 50%.
Students should refer to Regulation H of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation H: Aegrotat Consideration and Aegrotat Consideration: Procedures in the UC Policy Library
Assessment tasks will be submitted to the course lecturer’s office mailbox. Once assessed, assignment work can be collected from the course lecturer or the School of Sciences & PE administration office located on the ground floor of the Te Pourewa building.