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Excellence Prize Giving

Excellence Prize Giving 2017 will be held on Monday 4th December at 6.30pm

CALCULATIONS FOR TOP ACADEMIC AWARDS – YEARS 11-13
From 2017 we will use the rank score calculation used by some universities.

The credits earned for all internal assessments will be taken into account. External assessments will be taken into account by the inclusion of results from school examinations, and recommended grades for portfolio/report subjects such as Photography, Art, DVC, eg, art 'boards'.

Credits will receive a value as follows:
4 Excellence
3 Merit
2 Achieved

Each Learner's best 80 credits will be considered. If there is one learner with a rank score higher than anyone else, then they get the top prize.
If there is more than one learner with the maximum score (320) or the same score then we will consider the rank score of their best 90 credits. If there is still a draw we will go to the best 100 credits.

This process will stop when we get to the total number of credits for one of the learners with 100% Excellence. If there are still learners with the same rank score, then we will consider ‘cut scores' to differentiate between the excellence credits.

Credits from that level of NCEA will be counted – eg if a learner in Year 13 gained Level 3 credits in Year 12, they will count.

CALCULATIONS FOR TOP ACADEMIC AWARDS – YEARS 7-10
Assessments in Years 7-10 have been allocated a credit allowance similar to NCEA. A similar system to above will be used to calculate the top awards at those year levels.
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