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Assessment Overview

How you are assessed in the course, daily assessments and your grades

We assess you on your skills and tasks through several different means. Some of these means have more importance, or "weight" allocated to them, then others.

On this page, we take an overview of your grades, an introductory look at the different assessment categories and the first category: daily assessments and attendance.

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Weighing Your Grades

"Weighing" ensures the your grades are adequately balanced for a fair result.

This means if you get 9,600 points out of 9,900 points possible for your daily assessments, and 350 points out of 380 points possible for your homework and projects, the first becomes 10% of your final grade, while the other becomes 30% of your final grade.

In this case, you may get 97% (or 97 out of 100 points) for your daily assessments, and 92% (or 92 out of 100 points) for your homework and projects. Looking at this from a weighing perspective, this gives you 9.7 out of 10 for daily assessments and 27.6 out of 30 for your homework and projects category.

The easiest way to look at this is:

  • Each section has a maximum of 30 points available, except daily assessments, which has a maximum 10 points.
  • The entire course has 100 points maximum available.
  • Multiply your section percentage against the maximum points available, i.e. if you are getting 84% for homework, multiply 30 by 0.84.
  • Add your section points together.
  • Divide your section points by 100.
  • This should give you your overall course percentage.

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Daily Assessments

In the daily assessments category of your assessments, you are marked twice daily in the following areas:

  • Manner and Attitude
  • Appearance
  • Hygiene and Sterilisation
  • Preparation and Clean-Up
  • Performance

This counts for 10% of your final grade. You must pass it by 90% or higher, be under the maximum days off allowed and meet the other conditions listed in the table above.

If you are compliant, you receive 1 point per period for each area listed above. This means you have the potential to gain 10 points maximum per day.

If you get in, do the work required to the standard required, you should pass this category without any problems. It's an easy 10% percent of your final grade!

You are expected to clean-up after yourself in both a clinic situation and at school. As therapists, we need to ensure strong hygiene, sterilisation and cleanliness practices are in place at all times.

We will expect you to clean up and keep the Great Hall (break area) tidy, clean up your workstation after you've used it, clean your bowls and implements, clean the classroom and perform other cleaning duties.

This is standard practice at many beauty therapy training establishments.

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You are assessed each day on attendance. You have three marks available: Absent, late or present.

We mark attendance more than one time a day. If you leave and a tutor hasnít dismissed you, we will mark you absent for the whole period or the whole day. You are required to let us know if you are leaving class early so we can account for you if there is an emergency.

You need to meet the minimum standard of hours in order to pass the course. Even if you pass all the other sections of the course, if you havenít met the attendance requirements, you will not qualify.

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If You Are Away...

If you are absent for the day, for medical reasons or otherwise, you will receive no points for that day, unless you have called in away and have a medical certificate.

If you have to leave early, or if you arrive late, you may only receive points for part of the day.

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If you are non-compliant, your tutor may tell you during the first few days or weeks of non-compliance.

If you remain non-compliant, Performance Advisory Notices (PANs) may be issued or notes may be placed in the class notebook.

You are responsible for ensuring you are compliant and remain so.

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Failing the Daily Assessment/Attendance Category

If you are failing the daily assessment/attendance category during your course, you will be considered failing the daily assessment/attendance category of the course, and, therefore, the entire course.

You will need to see Lyssa and/or the head of your department to talk about this.

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View the next section: Homework and Projects

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