Assessments and Examinations


Assessments

Assessments throughout your unit can include assignments such as quizzes, tests, oral presentations, closed or open-book examinations, peer assessment and group-based work, and essays.

Academic Integrity

To ensure that you have the best possible education, CIC is committed to the fundamental values of academic integrity: honesty, respect, fairness, trust, responsibility, and courage. These are the values CIC seeks to uphold amongst its staff and students. Academic integrity means being honest and responsible in academic work. At CIC students will learn the conventions of scholarship to appropriately acknowledge and reference the work of others and effectively participate in the academic community.

Assessment Submission and Collection

Submission

You can submit your assessment to your lecturer or tutor through Turnitin in Moodle (CIC’s student learning management system). Check the submission instruction in our unit outline. If you are unsure, please see your lecturer for further instructions. The lecturer or tutor marking your assessment is able to see your final originality report. Turn-it-in doesn’t make judgements on whether you have plagiarised but helps assessors determine the originality of your work. Assessments submitted to Turnitin are compared against:

• the internet
• papers submitted to Turnitin by other students
• online journal databases

You can ‘collect’ your assignments through Turnitin after the results are made available. All assignments are available for collection before the commencement of the final examination period. If your lecturer has given you an alternative method to submit your assessment, they will inform you on where the assessment can be collected.

Examinations

Final examinations are held at the end of every term.  The exams are scheduled during the exam period and you are required to be available during the entire examination period. The final examination timetable will be available at least seven days before the first day of examination. You will be allocated a seat for each unit of enrolment. Examinations can take place on site or any other location deemed suitable by the Faculty. Supplementary examinations are held during the study break in the term following the current final examination period.

Supplementary Examinations

Supplementary examinations are held during the study break in the term following the current final examination period. Students cannot apply for a supplementary examination; they are awarded it on the basis of the final mark for the unit if they satisfy all of the criteria. Please refer to the Supplementary Examination Policy for details of the criteria.

Special Consideration

Application for special consideration for the final examinations must be made within the required time frame allowed. Please refer to the Special Consideration Policy for further information.

Exam Dates

2017 EXAM DATES
Summer Term
Final examination: 27 Feb – 10 March
Supplementary examination: 8 – 12 May
Term 1
Final examination: 8 – 19 May
Supplementary examination: 17 – 21 July
Term 2
Final examination: 17 – 28 July
Supplementary examination: 2 – 6 October
Term 3
Final examination: 2 – 13 October
Supplementary examination: 11 – 15 December
Term 4
Final examination: 11 – 22 December
Supplementary examination: Study break Term 1 2018
TIME TABLE
The exam timetable will be made available closer to the dates of the examination.
Unit Result Dates

2017
Summer Term: Wednesday 22nd March
Term 1: Wednesday 31st May
Term 2: Thursday 10th August
Term 3: Thursday 26th October
Term 4: TBC 2018

Final Results

The final results for your units of enrolment are available via Moodle, if your results are not displayed, this may be due to outstanding debt. Please speak with the Higher Ed faculty staff for assistance.

Special Considerations

Your studies at CIC may be affected by an illness or serious circumstance beyond your control that prevents or affects your preparation or performance in an assessment. lease refer to the Special Consideration Policy for details.

Timetable and Subject Allocation

Timetable and subject allocation occur during the week before week one of the term.

You will be required to attend Timetabling and select your units of study for the term, and the timetable for those units.

The dates for timetabling in 2017 are:
Term 1: 21 to 24 March
Term 2: 30 May to 2 June
Term 3: 15 to 18 August
Term 4: 24 to 27 October

The time and location for the timetabling will be made available closer to the timetabling dates. If you are unable to attend the timetabling sessions, please contact the Higher Education Faculty. Please be advised that your timetabling preference may not be available after the allocated timetabling week.

The last date for timetabling will be the Friday of week two for each term.

2017
Term 1: 7 April
Term 2: 16 June
Term 3: 1 September
Term 4: 10 November

Overloading

You may be permitted to study more than two units per term, approval required by the Executive Dean. Approval may be granted if you:
• are in your final term
• are repeating a failed unit
• have a good academic record
The Course Advisor and Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) will advise you on your eligibility.

Cross Institution Enrolment

If you are currently enrolled at CIC and you wish to study a unit at another institution, an application can be made for this purpose. However, such an application is usually granted if the unit of study is unavailable at CIC and will remain unavailable for the duration of your study at CIC. You are responsible for ensuring that the unit from another institution is consistent with the unit at CIC (and this includes the accreditation requirements for accounting units). After approval is granted to study cross-institutionally, you will make the necessary arrangements to enrol at the other institution including payment of fees. Upon the completion of your studies at the other institution, you will need to present an official transcript to allow the unit to be credited as an exemption to your qualification at CIC. Please refer to the Cross-Institutional Enrolment Policy for more information.

Deferral of Studies

Students may be able to defer their studies under compelling or compassionate circumstances. For further information on the criteria and how to apply for deferrals please see the Deferring, Suspending or Cancelling the Student’s Enrolment Policy.

Academic Progress

You are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout your studies. The Faculty will review your academic progress at the end of each term in accordance with the Attendance and Academic Progress Policy. Failure to achieve satisfactory academic progress will require an intervention strategy to be established and implemented.

Support Available

To keep on track with your studies, you can seek help from our support services and:
•  Attend a study skill workshop
•  Attend a peer-assisted workshop
•  Contact your lecturers and/or tutor for assistance

Payment dates

For all current students studying at Cambridge International College, the tuition fees are due no later than the first day of each new term. Late payment charges may apply if payment is made after this date.

Refund & Remissions

Please refer to the Refunds Policy which provides information on fee refunds.