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Illness and misadventure

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.