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Candidate Information Sheet 2022

Senior students individual NZQA Candidate Admission Slips are being given to them from today onwards. These slips  are extremely important and are required to be taken to every exam. They cannot be written on in any way, at any time.

They also will be given a copy of the Candidate Information sheet.  This details all the rules and instructions for students sitting external exams. To keep whaanau informed, please click on the following link to view a copy of this document NZQA Candidate Information Sheet 2022

Study Hub 2022 Schedule

The Study Hub and Workshops programme for Term 4 2022 will support senior students’ progress towards and achievement of NCEA, Levels 1 – 3.

Students coming into school for study hub and/or workshops should be in correct school uniform; and stay in the assigned room for the whole time. 

STUDY HUB:
During week 3 Study Hub will be running.  Following their regular timetable students will be able to access their subject teachers, during their timetabled slots, for support completing internals and/or external exam preparation.

WORKSHOPS:
Workshops will operate during school hours with one slot in the morning during periods 1 and 2 (AM) and one in the afternoon during periods 3 and 4 (PM).  NCEA exam start at 9.30am and 2.00pm.

There will be NO study hub or workshops offered on the Accord Teacher Only Days – Friday 4 November and Friday 11 November.

All of the NZQA exams have already been added to the document, in blue italics, to ensure there are no clashes.

Assessment

Effective assessment:

  • benefits students – It clarifies for them what they know and can do and what they still need to learn. When students see that they are making progress, their motivation is sustained and their confidence increases.
  • involves students – They discuss, clarify, and reflect on their goals, strategies, and progress with their teachers, their parents, and one another. This develops students’ capacity for self- and peer assessment, which lead in turn to increased self-direction.
  • supports teaching and learning goals – Students understand the desired outcomes and the criteria for success. Important outcomes are emphasised, and the teacher gives feedback that helps the students to reach them.
  • is planned and communicated – Outcomes, teaching strategies, and assessment criteria are carefully matched. Students know in advance how and why they are to be assessed. The teacher’s programme planning is flexible so that they can make changes in response to new information, opportunities, or insights.
  • is suited to the purpose – Evidence is obtained through a range of informal and formal assessment approaches. These approaches are chosen to suit the nature of the learning being assessed, the varied characteristics and experiences of the students, and the purpose for which the information is to be used.
  • is valid and fair – Teachers obtain and interpret information from a range of sources and then base decisions on this evidence, using their professional judgment. Conclusions are most likely to be valid when the evidence for them comes from more than one assessment. Assessment is integral to the teaching inquiry process

BYOD for Learning

With the resurfacing of COVID in our region and changes in
Alert Levels causing students to continue their learning from home, having a
reliable device at home to access online learning, remain connected with
teachers, and receive feedback about their work makes 
BYOD more essential than
ever.

Click here for a reminder of our BYOD recommendations.