Appeals

What to do if you want to appeal a grade

  1. Talk to your teacher. Your teacher will explain the criteria for each grade for an assessment when it is handed back to you. If you think that an assessment has been incorrectly marked, you can ask the teacher to reconsider. The first appeal must be made to the Teacher within ONE school week of the grades being awarded. Your teacher should explain the result and make any alterations if necessary. If another teacher did the marking, that teacher will be consulted. They may decide to alter the grade at this point.
  2. Should you still not be satisfied with the grade allocated then you may appeal to the Learning Area Leader.  This appeal must be lodged within TWO school weeks of the grades being awarded.
  3. Should you still not be satisfied with the grade allocated, then you may appeal to the Principal's Nominee (PN - Heemi McDonald). This appeal must be lodged within TWO school weeks of the grades being awarded.
  4. Appeals raised after the time periods set out above will be considered by the PN and only in very unusual situations e.g. prolonged absence through sickness.
  5. The appeals form is available for download here.


This page has been adapted from the ASHS NZQA Handbook

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