NZQA Christ's College Booklet

Appendix 2

NZQA Assessment grades for different situations.




Legitimate reason ● Illness/surgery ● Death of close family member ● Away on school activities ● Away on representative sport

Missed the majority of teaching of the topic


No legitimate reason Truancy


Legitimate reason ​ – student eligible for catch up assessment (NKB to approve anything that is not school, on school calendar and will return with approval form). Student may choose to be withdrawn from standard instead of sitting catch up assessment.

Missed the assessment

Extension, or FOA offered.

Family holiday

Withdrawal, no assessment opportunity

No legitimate reason ● Truancy ● Illness, but no evidence ● Taylor Swift concert


Legitimate reason Student struggling with level of work presented in class, but is trying their best No legitimate reason ● Student has been truant from class so professional judgement cannot be made about their abilities. ● Student has not attempted enough work in class for professional judgement to be made about their abilities

Student not ready to sit assessment with class (they are not likely to pass)

Student sits alternative assessment (US) and withdrawn from this assessment. Student sits assessment with class

Note: 1. Students that enrol during the year will need to have their credits checked and have any removed that they will not be able to sit due to time. 2. If a student is to be withdrawn from a standard, the Housemaster must be notified who will communicate with the parents on the matter.

Christ’s College Assessment Procedures


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