Assessment (including Examination) Rules for Schools with Consent to Assess 2016 (EXPIRED)

8.5 Course Endorsement

  1. A Course eligible for Course endorsement at Excellence or Merit is a School-approved programme of learning at Levels 1, 2 or 3 undertaken within one school year which:
    1. consists of Standards;
    2. follows NZQA guidelines and is notified to NZQA; and
    3. meets the assessment requirements in paragraph b. of this Rule 8.5.
  2. Subject to the exemptions in paragraph d. of this Rule 8.5, for the purposes of paragraph a.iii. of this Rule 8.5, the School-approved programme of learning must contain an assessment programme that offers assessment of at least 14 credits from Standards that have grades of Merit and/or Excellence, with:
    1. three of those credits from internally assessed standards; and
    2. three of those credits from externally assessed standards.
  3. Subject to the exemptions in paragraph d. of this Rule 8.5, NZQA will grant a Candidate a Course endorsement of:
    1. Excellence where a Candidate achieves 14 or more credits from standards within the Course with a grade of Excellence, including at least three of those credits from internal standards and three of those credits from external standards at or above the Level of the relevant standards:
    2. Merit where a Candidate achieves 14 or more credits from the assessment within the Course at Merit or Excellence, including at least three of those credits from internal standards and three of those credits from external standards at or above the Level of the relevant standards.
  4. The following exemptions from the internal and external credit requirements for Course endorsement are applicable in 2016:
    1. For Courses where all the standards are from the subject area Physical Education there is no requirement for 3 credits from externally assessed standards:
    2. For Courses where all the standards are from the subject area Religious Studies there is no requirement for 3 credits from externally assessed standards:
    3. For Courses where all the standards are at Level 3 and from the subject area of Visual Arts:
      1. There is no requirement for 3 credits from internally assessed standards where the Candidate has achieved a single 14 credit externally assessed standard within the Course:
      2. There is no requirement for 3 credits from externally assessed standards where the Candidate has achieved 14 credits from internally assessed standards within the Course.
  5. The credits recorded on a Candidate’s Record of Achievement for a particular standard are eligible to be used only once towards a single Course endorsement for the year in which the credits were gained.
  6. A Candidate is eligible for only one endorsement for each Course.
  7. Where a Candidate qualifies for both an Excellence and Merit Course endorsement for a Course, only the Excellence endorsement will be issued.
  8. A Course endorsement is recognised on the Candidate’s Record of Achievement.
 
 
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