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Record of School Achievement and Higher School Certificate appeals against ‘N’ determinations – guidelines for school review

ACE 11009

Last Updated: 1 February 2012

Principals may determine that a panel should consider appeals by students against the principal’s ‘N’ determination. This decision is entirely at the discretion of the principal.

When completing the School Review – Principal’s Report form, the following details should be included, if applicable:

  1. the student’s level of involvement in classwork
  2. the proportion of the course that was deemed unsatisfactory in warning letters (eg incomplete task was worth 30%)
  3. the proportion of assignments, homework, etc, completed in each course
  4. measures taken to improve the student’s involvement and whether the student’s application improved after warnings or counselling
  5. the existence of any personal or family problems that have affected the student’s studies
  6. evidence of warning(s).