NZQA Christ's College Framework

Changing course during the year Students who change course during the year will need to approach the Assistant Principal - Curriculum outlining their reasons for the change. ● If a change is appropriate, students should collect a Course Change form from either the Assistant Principal or Timetabler/ to be signed by their parents, new subject HoD, and departing subject’s teacher ● Once parents and teachers approve, changes can then be made in Synergetic via the Timetabler. Changes appear live on Schoolbox when they have been updated. ● A student who changes courses after the first two weeks may miss key learning required for assessment and may therefore miss out on opportunities for NCEA credits in their new course. Deadlines and extensions ● The deadline for all work will be advised when the assessment is set. ● Teachers should not set deadlines on non-school days. In exceptional circumstances, a teacher may appeal to the Assistant Principal - Curriculum for a non-school day due date. ● Failure to submit an assessment by the due date will result in a Not Achieved Grade, unless an extension has been granted in accordance with the below. ● A student may only be withdrawn from an internal assessment if they have been unable to complete the learning or work for the standard; if a student has had the opportunity to complete the assessment and does not do so, this is a Not Achieved. ● If an extension is required because of unexpected illness and the absence is 1-2 days only, a parent or guardian must make contact via telephone with the Principal’s Nominee. Failure to do so could result in a ‘Not Achieved’ grade being awarded. ● Where the medical absence is for three or more days, a medical certificate must be supplied to the Principal’s Nominee and the application should be made on the day the student returns to school. The Principal’s Nominee will notify teachers of the appropriate extension time. Failure to do so could result in a ‘Not Achieved’ grade being awarded. ● If absence is due to Covid-19, a picture of the positive RAT is required and a screenshot of the logging of the positive test onto My Covid Record database. ● The Christ’s College Health Centre may provide a medical sign-off form to the Principal’s Nominee if they have assessed a student and determined they should be sent home from school. No medical sign-off will be granted in retrospect. If a student continues to be unwell past the date range specified by the Health Centre, they should consult a doctor for a medical certificate as specified above. ● An extension may be granted by the Assistant Principal - Curriculum for bereavement. Students should speak to the Assistant Principal to discuss this possibility if affected. ● Extensions can also be granted for school-sanctioned cultural and sports trips as well as provincial or national sports’ teams representation assuming it is feasible for the assessment to be run at an alternative time. In this instance, students should let their teachers know in advance that they will be absent. If an assessment opportunity is not feasible, the student should be removed from the standard. Ideally, students should aim to complete the assessments before they go away, if possible. ● The Executive Principal may also approve an extension under special circumstances. ● An extension is unlikely to be granted for non-urgent medical, dental, driving and counselling appointments. A holiday will not qualify for an extension ● All assessment documents are the student’s responsibility to manage. Therefore, loss of any documentation written or digital does not warrant an extension or consideration. It is recommended that all files are saved in at least two separate locations e.g. Google Drive, Drop Box, Memory Stick or a Hard Drive.

Christ’s College Assessment Procedures


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