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3. Processes

3. Processes where personal circumstances affect performance

A student for whom personal circumstances affect their performance1 may be eligible to apply for special consideration, deferred examinations or extensions for assessments in accordance with Table 2.  Applications must demonstrate exceptional circumstances and be supported by documentary evidence of the medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances on which the application is based.  Further details are available on the forms and in the policies referred to in the table.

Table 2 – Summary of processes where personal circumstances affect performance

Circumstances

Application

1. Submission
2. Decision-maker

ASSESSMENT TASKS2

Unable to submit an assessment task by due date

Prior to the due date:
Application for Extension of time for an Assignment (EX) form

1. School Office or Lecturer in Charge
2. Lecturer in Charge

Up to five working days after the relevant due date:
Application for Special Consideration (SC) form
Assessment tasks submitted after the due or extended date will incur, for each whole or part of a calendar day that the work is overdue, a 5% penalty of the maximum marks available for that assessment task up to a maximum of 15%. Assessment tasks received more than three calendar days after the due or extended date will not be allocated a mark.

1. School Office
2. Lecturer in Charge

Unable to submit multiple assessment tasks (within the same study period) by due dates

Prior to or up to five working days after the first due date:
Application for Special Consideration (SC) form

1. School Office
2. Course Coordinator

EXAMINATIONS3

Unable to attend or attempted but did not complete a scheduled central examination/s

Prior to or up to five working days after the relevant scheduled examination/s:
Application for Deferred Examination/s (DE) form

1. Online form
2. Manager, Timetabling, Examinations and Results

Unable to attend or attempted but did not complete a scheduled deferred examination/s

Prior to or up to five working days after the relevant scheduled deferred examination/s:
Application for Special Consideration (SC) form

1. School Office
2. Course Coordinator

Unable to attend or attempted but did not complete a School-based examination/s

Prior to or up to five working days after the relevant examination/s:
Application for Special Consideration (SC) form

1. School Office
2. Course Coordinator

Completed a scheduled central or School-based examination (would require extraordinary circumstances to warrant any consideration)

Up to five working days after the relevant examination:
Application for Special Consideration (SC) form

1.School Office
2. Head of School

Affected by recent occurrence which has caused a temporary disability or condition, requiring an examination adjustment for a central examination/s

24 hours or more prior to scheduled examination/s:
Application for Special Adjustment/s – Central Examinations (SA) form

Less than 24 hours prior to and not more than five working days after scheduled examination/s:
Application for Deferred Examination/s (DE) form

1. Student Centre
2. Manager, Timetabling, Examinations and Results

1. Online form
2. Manager, Timetabling, Examinations and Results

Affected by recent occurrence which has caused a temporary disability or condition, requiring an examination adjustment for a School-based examination/s

Prior to or up to five working days after the due date of the relevant examination/s:
Application for Special Consideration (SC) form

1. School Office
2. Head of School

 


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