NZQA Christ's College Booklet

Changing course during the year

Students who change course during the year will need to approach their Housemaster 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 Housemaster, new subject HoD, and departing subject’s teacher ● Once the Housemaster and the teachers approve, changes can then be made in Synergetic via the Assistant Principal.

Deadlines and extensions

● The deadline for all work will be advised when the assessment is set. ● Teachers should avoid setting deadlines on non-school days ● Late work will receive a Not Achieved grade unless an extension has been obtained from the Assistant Principal Curriculum or a delegated HoD ● Work not handed in before the specified time and date will only be accepted for assessment if the Assistant Principal has granted the student an extension ● If an extension is required because of unexpected illness, a medical certificate must be supplied to the Assistant Principal and the application should be made on the day the student returns to school. The Assistant Principal will notify teachers of the appropriate extension time. Failure to do so could result in a ‘Not Achieved’ grade being awarded ● An extension may be granted by the Assistant Principal 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. Further assessment opportunity is at the discretion of the HoD ● 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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