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Wyndham College

Wyndham College

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Assessment and reporting

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.

Teachers observe students' work in class and look closely at tasks throughout the year. They also formally assess a student's achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of the subject.

As a parent or carer, you’ll receive a written report twice a year. It gives you a clear picture of your child’s achievements – what they know and can do.

In Years 7 to 10, we use the common grade scale in reporting. In Year 11, we use the Preliminary grade scale.


Assessments

We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of formal assessments throughout their schooling.

Please refer to the Wyndham College Assessment Handbooks below and make sure you are planning and preparing for each task.

The assessment appeals process

You should complete an illness misadventure form in the following circumstances:

  • you are prevented from attending any form of assessment task (including examinations) due to illness or unforeseen misadventure
  • you consider that your performance in an assessment task (including examinations) has been affected by illness or misadventure during the assessment task.

If you were absent from the task this form must be completed and submitted immediately upon your return to school.

If you are ill or have a major problem on the morning of the examination:

Notify your Year Deputy or the front office on 02 9208 7100 as soon as possible, and make an illness or misadventure application as soon as you return to school. All illness or misadventure appeals require a medical certificate.

Missed examinations will be rescheduled during the examination period.

If you consider that your performance in an assessment task has been affected by illness or misadventure immediately before or during the assessment task, you must make your teacher aware of your intention to lodge an appeal prior to the commencement of the task.

The treatment of assessment tasks affected by illness or misadventure and illness or misadventure forms can be found in the College assessment policies.


Procedures to follow if assessment tasks are missed

Assessment procedures to follow when: 

  • absent on day task is due because of illness or misadventure
    • if at all possible, get someone to deliver the task on the due date at the due time to the KLA Head Teacher
    • ring the College on 02 9208 7100 and ask that a message be forwarded to the KLA Head Teacher stating the reason why you are unable to personally submit or sit for the task.
    • On your return to school, before going to your first lesson, obtain and fill in an illness or misadventure form from the front office. Give this form to the KLA Head Teacher as soon as you have filled it in. 
    • Attach all available evidence, example, a medical certificate if an illness. 

  • absent on the day of an in-class test or a formal exam
    • if you know that you will be away beforehand, inform your KLA Head Teacher as soon as possible
    • ring the College on 02 9208 7100 and ask that a message be forwarded to the KLA Head Teacher stating the reason why you are unable to personally submit or sit for the task.
    • On your return to school, before going to your first lesson, obtain and fill in an illness or misadventure form from the front office. Give this form to the KLA Head Teacher as soon as you have filled it in.
    • Attach all available evidence, example, some form of proof if a misadventure or accident happens.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are assessed on achievement of competencies.


Examinations  

Examinations occur each year for Year 11 and Year 12 respectively at Wyndham College. Check the calendar on Sentral to confirm dates each year.

During these times classes are suspended for that year group (with the exception of Technical and vocational education and training (TVET and accelerated courses).

Examinations take place in the Hall or Gym and students with disabilities provisions use the designated demountable rooms. Disability provisions needs to have been applied for and accepted before any examination period.

Students are to wear full school uniform to examinations. They must bring their student ID card and display it on their desk. An attendance slip is filled out by each student just prior to the commencement of each examination. Mobile phones are to be switched off and left in the student’s bag. Students should be discouraged from making trips to the toilet while the examination is in progress. Students must stay in the examination room for the full duration of the examination.