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Senior school assessment requirements
At Genesis Christian College, our assessment submission process is designed to be fair and reasonable for all students. Issues arise when the process is not followed or an inconsistent approach is taken. It is, therefore, very important that teachers follow the process outlined below and that parents and guardians support us.
- Students must submit evidence of sufficient progress on checkpoint due dates.
- Parents can expect contact from staff informing them that their student has not met a draft due date. If the student still fails to submit a draft copy, a lunchtime detention where the draft will be completed may follow.
- On a draft due date, two copies of the assignment must be submitted. One receives teacher feedback and is returned to the student and the other is kept by the teacher.
- Assessment is due at the commencement of the specified lesson. This means that the assessment piece is submitted to the teacher in the form clearly specified on the task sheet with the marked draft and task sheet also provided.
- If a student is at home ill, the assessment must be emailed to the classroom teacher or delivered to the school by the commencement of the specified lesson (regardless of the teacher directives given to students present in the class).
- In the event that an assessment piece is not submitted by the commencement of the specified lesson, the evidence available (e.g. a student's draft) will be marked and awarded a result.
- Please complete a request for special consideration if your child is away for an extended period with a medical condition so that the impact on all assessments can be examined.
- Where possible a request for special consideration should be made as soon as the problem is known and within two days of assessment due dates.
- A doctor's certificate or other sufficient documentation must be supplied, if special consideration is to be granted.
- Computer issues and printing problems are not grounds for extension. Students are able to utilise the library for access to computers.
- Students who are at TAFE or on school excursions are required to submit their work before school on assessment due dates. They are not exempt from this assessment policy and are encouraged to communicate with their teacher to ensure assessment dates and times are met.
Please be aware that this policy is derived from QSA (Queensland Studies Authority) guidelines whose goal is to ensure equity across schools in dealing with late submissions. It is important that students prioritise assessment dates particularly in Year 11 and 12 so that folios of work can truly reflect their capabilities.
If you have any concerns or require further clarification, please contact Ms Michelle Connors, Head of Senior Studies.