Assignments and Assessments
Students must complete any assignments given in the respective subject areas, by the due date.
Draft dates are included in Assessment Calendars to provide students with good feedback and to support them in getting assignments in by the due dates.
Students will be given, in writing, details of:
• Due dates of rough and final drafts
• Method of presentation
• Assessment criteria
Adequate class/home time will be allowed for completion
Where there are exams for the subject, due dates for assignments must be at least two weeks before the start of any formal exam period
The assignment submitted must be the work of the student
All assignments must be presented by the due dates unless there are exceptional circumstances that are covered by the following provisions.
I. extension – can only be granted by the Principal, Deputy or Head of Department prior to the due date. Some reasons may include illness with medical certificates.
II. absence on due date, due to illness – the student must produce a medical certificate or send the assignment in with a friend or relative on the due date. The student and/or parents should contact the school to notify them of the circumstances on the day.
III. absence on due date, due to special circumstances – eg. bereavement. Parents should contact their Deputy Principal directly to explain the circumstances.
The procedures outlined above apply to all assessment items, including class tests and scheduled examinations.
Failure to complete an assignment means that course requirements for that subject are not complete and a rating may not be given.
When an assignment is submitted after the due date, credit will be given only for work seen by a teacher on or before the due date.
Failure to complete assessment and/or assignments may result in a student failing to gain credit for that semester which may affect a student’s OP eligibility and/or their eligibility for a QCE.