Senior students need to understand St John’s College’s assessment policy and procedures as they navigate the NCEA years. This FAQ will clarify some of the most important aspects of the assessment policy for them to understand.
We've got a whole page on explaining how NCEA works here.
Log on to the Kamar portal with your network username/password - select NCEA Summary from the results page.
Firstly don't panic, so long as your absence has been correctly reported we will have the information needed to evaluate your situation. Make sure that you email the relevant teachers directly to let them know of your absence. Complete the Missed Assessment Form, a new deadline will be negotiated with you upon your return to school.
You must complete the Missed Assessment form within 3 days of missing the deadline/as soon as you know you will miss a deadline (eg sport/school trip). Missing a deadline or absence from an assessment will result in no credit being awarded for that standard. If you have already been given an adequate opportunity to achieve the standard, a Not Achieved grade will be awarded. However, if circumstances causing lateness/absence have been discussed with the appropriate HOD, are deemed legitimate, and supported by a doctor’s certificate in the case of illness, the following outcomes may be possible:
The school may offer a resubmission opportunity to you when a minor error prevents you from reaching an ‘Achieved’ grade. It is the schools decision as to whether to offer a resubmission or not, not yours. You cannot use resubmissions to improve on a grade eg. Achieved to Merit or Merit to Excellence.
For all reconsiderations, you must complete an Assessment Appeals Form within a week of receiving the grade and hand the completed form to the appropriate Head of Faulty to process. If the matter remains unresolved with the Head of Faculty, the Curriculum Deputy Principal (Mr Tester) may be involved in the decision if required.
Most frequently a breach of assessment conditions is because of cheating. Breaches of the rules include plagiarism, impersonation, false declarations of authenticity, cheating and all forms of collusion in tests and exams. All work submitted for assessment purposes must be your own work. Your teacher will complete an NCEA Assessment Breach of Rules Report, there is a section on it that you will need to complete. The relevant Head of Faculty will make the final decision on whether you receive a Not Achieved. You have the right to appeal.
As a general rule there will be one assessment opportunity for each internal standard unless stated otherwise.
If you are enrolled in a course you are expected to sit all the standards in the course. In certain circumstances, some students might request to be entered in a reduced number of standards within a course. When withdrawals do occur, these are to be made in consultation with the student and Head of Faculty. For externals, any final withdrawals must occur before 1 September, and for internals, prior to 1 December. Please note - If you have already been given an adequate opportunity to achieve the standard, a Not Achieved grade will be awarded and no withdrawal can take place.