Missed or Late assessments


Click here if you need more information about "missed" external exams and want to apply for a "Derived Grade".


If extensions are required for NCEA internal assessments, they need to be applied for before the due date.

An application form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Be aware that extensions are not automatically granted and only valid reasons as explained below could have extensions granted if logistically possible.

You know in advance what your other commitments are and it is your responsibility to get assessments in. Students should also be aware that it is not always possible to offer internal assessments of a practical nature at other times as these involve considerable planning, resources and preparation time.

Absences due to Illness, Bereavement or Trauma: 

When a student has missed an assessment or deadline due to illness a medical certificate signed by a New Zealand registered medical practitioner must be brought to the relevant course teacher(s). The student concerned will complete a “Missed Assessment” form and hand in to the course teacher. The TIC/CL will determine the appropriate action to be taken: 

Absences for Approved Activities

Absences for other reasons

When a student is absent from an assessment for any other reason (ie "special" leave), special leave can only be given by the Principal. In cases of absence for self-interest leave (e.g. holiday) students will have no grade awarded unless

PLEASE NOTE: a later sitting may not always be possible regardless of the reason for absence.  

Students would still be able to achieve the equivalent of an endorsable course with other standards which are offered.

All other Absences 

An absence not covered by a medical certificate or by special leave permission is 'non legitimate' and will result in no grade being awarded for that assessment.

Late Submission of Assessment Work

Students will submit work on the due date to be considered for the awarding of internally assessed Achievement Standards. This includes meeting checkpoint deadlines during an assessment over a period of time.

Note: Externally assessed portfolio work (Technology, Graphics and Visual Arts) must be handed in on the set date – no extensions are granted under any circumstances.

Student Procedures:


Students may apply in writing using the approved form to the teacher for an extension in limited circumstances. If a student has been prevented from working towards an internally assessed standard for valid reasons such as illness or a family bereavement an extension may be applied for 

Click this Link: Application form Missed/late assessments