MAGES Student Handbook contains essential information for new and current students, including details of academic support services and activities. The Student Handbook aims to provide information about the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of MAGES that are essential to know.
Students are required to read every section of the handbook and familiarize themselves with the content.
Information in the handbook is accurate at the time of upload. MAGES reserves the rights to withdraw or revise any information contained in the handbook without prior notice.
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Under the Immigration Act of Singapore, all international students holding a Student’s Pass must not be absent for a continuous period of seven (7) days or more or that the percentage of attendance for the course in any month must not fall below 90% without a valid reason. Students will be required to surrender their Student’s Pass for cancellation if they does not satisfy the attendance requirement.
Full-time students enrolled in MAGES must attend all classroom lessons and work experience days to obtain their qualification. Non-attendance must be supported with a medical certificate or approved leave of absence. A student may be barred from exams if his/her attendance falls below 90% for each course of study in case of full time students and 85% in case of Part Time students. In addition, the student may not be placed out for fieldwork practicum (if any) if his/her attendance is less than satisfactory.
Student should avoid making an application for leave if the period of leave involves missing classes, assessments, field trips, or any other scheduled events. If student has an application for leave where the period of leave involves missing the above mentioned activities, there will not be any make up lessons and/or assessments. In such case, the student could fail the module/level and may have to repeat the whole course or module / level, depending on the course requirements.
If the student is absent from class/session due to medical reasons, he/ she should adhere to the following procedures:
- Contact the MAGES Student Services Centre to inform about his/her absence.
- Student must complete the Student’s Leave Application Form and submit it along with original valid medical certificate/s covering the period of absence to our Student Services Centre immediately upon your return to the School.
- Medical certificates other than those issued by a registered hospital, polyclinic or clinic of Singapore will not be accepted for the application.
Assessment and Grading
MAGES communicates following course assessment information to all students before course commencement:
- Final and continual assessment frequency and schedule
- Assessment modes
- Criteria for grading and awards, and
- Assessment weightage
MAGES clearly communicates all necessary examination information (where applicable) in a timely manner to all students:
- Exam timetable
- Exam venues
- Exam duration
All major (end of course or end of module) assessment papers are approved by examination board.
MAGES has a process to ensure the validity, reliability and fairness of all assessment papers.
MAGES informs students of the assessment results and award in a timely manner.
MAGES has procedures to ensure that students meet the progression criteria before they are allowed to proceed to the next level/course.
MAGES has procedure to ensure that students meet the award criteria before awarding the certificate to uphold the standards and integrity of the courses offered. All awards will be approved by the examination board.
All grades would be moderated and issued by the Examination Board. The grades of award are indicative as follows:
|Distinction||80% and above|
|Credit||65% – 79.99%|
|Pass||50% to 64.99%|
|Refer (Fail)||Below 50%|