Senior students need to understand Wellington 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.
If the matter remains unresolved with the HOD, the Curriculum Deputy Principal may be involved in the decision if needed. Students will need to complete the Unresolved Reconsideration Application Form and the decision made on the reconsideration by the HOD/Ms Lendrum will be final.
What happens if I am absent from an assessment or miss a deadline?
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:
provide a specified time extension to submit work for assessment (e.g. an assignment)
schedule the assessment at another agreed time
provide a further assessment opportunity
use relevant standard-specific evidence to award a grade
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.
How many chances do I get to attempt a standard?
There will be one assessment opportunity for each internal standard.
However, for some nominated standards, one further assessment opportunity will be provided in a year.
Also, specific aspects of a completed assessment can be reviewed, called ‘Resubmission’. If it is available, only one resubmission opportunity is given per assessment per year.
Please note: A student has access to an Achieved grade only from a resubmission. A resubmission:
can be offered to individually identified students to correct a minor error and gain the grade of Achieved.
does not allow students to gain Merit or Excellence grades.
Full details relating to the standards being assessed, including whether further assessment opportunities and resubmission are available for standards, will be provided by departments in student course information at the start of the year.