Cheating And Plagiarism In Assessments





  • Cheating – Acting dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage – Oxford Living Dictionaries
  • Collusion – An agreement between people to act together secretly or illegally in order to deceive or cheat someone – Cambridge English Dictionary
  • Plagiarism – stealing phrases from writings of another and publishing or claiming them as one’s own. –


Any activity that allows a student to have an unfair advantage over other students is unacceptable. All work submitted, including practical assessments must be the students own work. Plagiarism, collusion or cheating could lead to an assessment mark being cancelled or significantly reduced.



It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all instructions relating to assessments are understood.


Students are not permitted to;

  • collude with other students
  • have possession or knowledge of assessment questions before an assessment
  • have possession of unauthorised materials during the assessment. Possession of mobile technologies such as smart watch, mobile phone, ipod. MP3/4, computers, tablets, laptops, bags, pencil cases that are not made of clear material, calculator cases, calculator instruction booklets, external storage media, map templates are not permitted


  • Procedure: All phones must be off and away as per the school’s Mobile Phone Policy, together with any mobile technologies that may provide an unfair advantage. No responsibility will be accepted by the teacher or supervisor for personal property.
  • Consequences: If students are found with a mobile phone or other unauthorised device on their person during a test, assessment or examination regardless of whether use has been established, the student may have their marks cancelled or reduced.


Teachers will move around the classroom and actively invigilate all assessments.