Procedures for Derived Grades Examinations
1. All students must take note of their own assessment schedule. Students who miss an assessment must see Mr Graham or their Dean to explain their absence. It is highly unlikely that they will receive compassionate consideration.
2. Assessment protocols:
a. No student is to enter the assessment block until directed to enter by a teacher. If a teacher is not present then you wait outside the Exam block in an orderly fashion.
PLEASE NOTE: – exam rooms will be organised by the faculty running the assessment and students should be made aware of rooms before the examination week
b. No communication between students is allowed in an assessment. Any queries are to be directed to the supervising teacher.
c. No eating is allowed in assessments. Water may be taken into assessment rooms. Students will not be permitted to leave the room to fill up water bottles.
d. Bags are not to be taken into the examination room. Students may only take necessary and approved material to desks.
e. No material is to be taken out of the assessment other than student equipment (pens, pencils etc).
f. Punctuality is critical. Students will not be given extra time if they arrive late for an examination. Standard NZQA rules will apply in this regard: No one will be allowed to enter an examination after the first 30 minutes have passed. Students may leave an assessment room (if completed) after 45 minutes have elapsed. No one may leave the assessment room during the final 15 minutes of the assessment period.
g. Other than in exceptional circumstances, toilet breaks will not be allowed.
h. Standard policies will apply in relation to missed internal assessments (ie medical certificates will be required for further assessment opportunities).
3. Clashes – students with clashes must see their teachers to coordinate alternate arrangements. Priority will be given to examinations with special conditions (eg listening components etc).
4. If you do not have an examination then you are not required at school. If you come to school to study you are expected to wear correct school uniform.
5. The library will be available for quiet study. Students should note the rules about the use of the Library during examinations.