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Academic Integrity

Information and resources on academic integrity for senior school students and teachers

Source: Black, S. (2020).

Integrity — When you do the right thing even though no one is watching. (Anon.)

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Academic Integrity | Cheating: Definition

InformationLexico, the online Oxford Dictionary, defines cheating as acting 'dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage'. (Lexico, n.d.)

Academic Integrity | Cheating: Examples

Cheating can include, but is not limited to:

  • Using prohibited materials and items in an exam. Examples include phones and / or notes.
  • Copying or using someone else's work and passing it off as your own work.
  • Getting someone else to do your work.

Academic Integrity | Cheating: Penalties

PenaltiesPenalties can apply if you are found to cheat.

  • You may receive no mark for your work,
  • You may be asked to resubmit the work, and
  • Depending on the severity of the situation, the School may impose additional penalties.

Ultimately, the biggest loss is that you have compromised both your learning and your reputation.

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