Attendance at practical and tutorial (SGTA) classes--these are hurdle requirements:
- You must attend and participate in all practical classes to pass the unit (at least three out of four practical classes with approved special consideration due to unavoidable disruptions).
- You must attend and participate in all weekly tutorial (SGTA) classes to pass the unit (at least ten out of twelve tutorial/SGTA classes with approved special consideration due to unavoidable disruptions). The details of how to register for these weekly tutorial (SGTA) classes will be on the unit's iLearn web site. Please note that participation in the SGTA sessions given on the university’s timetable on site are optional (not compulsory and not contributing to your mark), and your registration into these will require confirmation in the first two weeks of the semester (details on iLearn).
- Please note that if you miss a practical class or tutorial class, we are not required to offer you a make-up class. Only with a special consideration approval and laboratory availability will we consider a make-up request.
Tutorial/SGTA Quizzes (20%):
During the weekly tutorials (also called SGTA sessions) you will be required to join Mastering Chemistry (see the unit iLearn site for details) and complete a set number of questions, which will be based on the lecture material, text book and practice question sets available on iLearn. Your final tutorial/SGTA quiz mark will be the average of 10 best individual quiz marks out of 12 possible ones. In addition, you may be assigned further work to complete if the outcome of your tutorial/SGTA assessment is not satisfactory. This will be done automatically via Mastering Chemistry using a method called Adaptive Learning (details on iLearn). Please also note that while the Tutorial/SGTA participation is a hurdle (you must engage with the activity), this participation hurdle is not part of the 20%. Only your performance on the weekly Mastering Chemistry tutorial/SGTA quizzes will contribute to this 20%, and given this quiz performance is not a hurdle, there will not be other chances to re-attempt if you fail.
Practical class exercises (20%):
Four practical classes worth 5% each. The pre-practical quizzes (online, 30%), performance in the practical (10%), the practical report (submitted at the end of the practical; 40%), and the post-practical exercises (online, 20%) will be used to calculate the final mark for each practical class. Please also note that while the practical participation is a hurdle, your performance on the practical class exercises is not a hurdle. As such there will not be other chances to re-attempt if you fail these exercises.
Mid-session test (20%)-hurdle requirement:
- The 1hr mid-session test will be held online (open book) in week 7 (on Saturday Sept 11th), as this will allow failing students to withdraw without academic penalty. Note that the last day to withdraw without academic penalty is in week 8, 28 September 2021.
- Because the mid-semester test is a hurdle assessment, you will need to get >=40% to meet the hurdle. In the event that you make a serious first attempt at the mid-semester test, you will be provided with one more opportunity to sit a new test in the mid-semester break (to be determined) to meet the hurdle. If you miss the second opportunity without a special consideration approval you will have failed this hurdle and thus this unit. The faculty defines a serious attempt as a mark of 10% below the hurdle, which in this instance is a mark between >=30-40%. You will NOT be given a second attempt to pass the mid-semester test if you get below 30% in your first attempt.
- Students that are unable to sit the test in week 7 will require a special consideration approval from ask.mq.edu to be able to sit the test as soon as possible.
Final Exam (40%):
The final examination will be a two-hour written examination (plus ten minutes' reading time), consisting of multiple choice and long answer questions. The final examination will cover all sections of the unit (lectures, lab practicals, workshops and assignments) and is designed to address specific understanding of all the concepts presented within the course.
The final exam is NOT a hurdle assessment. You will NOT be given a second attempt to pass the final exam regardless of the score on your first attempt. Information on Supplementary exams:
- If you receive a special consideration due to unavoidable disruption for the final exam, a supplementary exam will be scheduled in the interval between the regular exam period and the start of the next session. By making a special consideration for the final exam you are declaring yourself available for a resit during the supplementary examination period and will not be eligible for a second special consideration approval based on pre-existing commitments. Please ensure that you are familiar with the policy prior to submitting an application.
Your marks will be displayed on ilearn. It is your responsibility to regularly verify that the records displayed at iLearn (Tools->Grades) are correct.