BREACH OF EXAM / ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS
A learner who creates a disturbance (talks) or behaves in an improper manner so that he/she is preventing an exam from commencing will be removed for 15 minutes (forfeited) before he/she can start the exam.
The script of a learner who creates a disturbance (talks) or behaves in an improper manner during the exams or a learner who disregards the arrangement or reasonable instruction of a teacher or parent on official duty, will be taken away – even if it is at the end of the exam session – and such a learner will have to rewrite the paper using only the time left for the duration of said exam.
- Any inappropriate answer in an exam question paper can lead to the learner getting zero (or losing a percentage of the marks) for the paper.
Inappropriate answers include the following but are not limited to:
- I do not know
- We did not get taught this
- Unacceptable language
- Discriminatory or racist remarks
- Inappropriate drawings
- Swear words or crude language
- Addressing the teacher, examiner or moderator
The link below is a circular from the WCED listing the sanctions for exam irregularities for the National Senior Certificate Exams. Grade 12 parents please read carefully.
Please note we follow this as a guideline and apply similar sanctions for all grades should any irregularities occur.
PLAGIARISM AND CHEATING
PLAGIARISM is a serious offence !
The noun is derived from the verb ‘plagiarise’, which is defined as follows: Take (the work or idea of someone else) and pretend it is one’s own. The ‘someone’ else could, for example, be the author of a book or piece of writing or a speech; the internet; another pupil’s work. The benefit of the exercise is also lost if parents do the work for them.
If pupils commit this offence, they must expect:
- to get 0 for an assignment;
- to be punished for dishonesty;
- that their parents will be informed;
- that the person from whom they copied will also be punished.
When preparing your project:
- State information clearly in your own words.
- All projects must contain the statement of authenticity.
- Projects should have an individualistic slant which makes it impossible to copy from another learner.
When handing in your project:
- All rough work should also be handed in.
- Bibliographies should be set out correctly.
- Group projects should include a note stating who did what with the project.
I hereby declare that this work is my own, and that, where I have used other sources, I have clearly acknowledged these by indicating anything quoted and the source, and where I have used ideas, I have indicated the source.