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LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY CONTINUING STUDENTS: PROGRESSION AND AWARD Level 5 (2 nd year) and level 6 (final year) students 2013/14: How do I progress between.

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1 LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY CONTINUING STUDENTS: PROGRESSION AND AWARD Level 5 (2 nd year) and level 6 (final year) students 2013/14: How do I progress between levels? How is my final award calculated?

2 Continuing Students: Progression and Award Once students have progressed to the final year and completed it successfully, their degree classification is worked out based on their level 5 and level 6 performance. Most undergradaute courses introduced a new module structure from 2012/13, meaning that students on level 5 (year 2) are studying 20 credit point modules and students on level 6 (final year) are studying the previous 15 credit point modules. The next slides explain how level 5 students will progress to level 6 (the final year) and how students undertaking level 6 will succeed at that level.

3 Progression – Continuing Students Students commencing Level 5 (2nd year) this year will study 120 credit points and will need to pass modules worth at least 100 credit points to progress to level 6. Next year, in your final level, you will need to do the same. This means: You must pass 5 out of 6 standard 20 credit point modules with a mark of 40% or more You must achieve an average across the whole level of 40% or more You may fail one module and still progress but you must achieve no less than 30% You must submit work for every component of assessment Any reassessments will be set at component level A component is a part of a module which has a final assessment attached to it – eg a module with 30% exam and 70% coursework has 2 components You may be reassessed in up to 100% of the level

4 Final Level – Continuing Students Students commencing Level 6 (final year) this year will study 120 credit points & will need to pass modules worth at least 105 credit points to successfully complete the course. This means: You must pass 7 out of 8 standard 15 credit point modules with a mark of 40% or more You must achieve an average across the whole level of 40% or more You may fail one module and still progress but you must achieve no less than 30% You must submit work for every component of assessment Any reassessments will be set at component level A component is a part of a module which has a final assessment attached to it – eg a module with 30% exam and 70% coursework has 2 components You may be reassessed in up to 100% of the level

5 Degree Award Calculation With the support of our Student Union, we revised the method used to calculate our degree classifications, effective from September This was to ensure that our students’ performance is fairly recognised and recorded in line with practice across the U.K. higher education sector. If you started your degree course before September 2012, your final outcome will be calculated using both the former and the current methods, ensuring no-one is disadvantaged. This is most current final year students and some part time level 5 students. If you started your first year with us last year, your degree will be awarded using the revised method only. The next slides explain the two methods.

6 The Revised Method For students who have studied 15 credit point modules: Your degree outcome is calculated from the “best 105 credit points” at level 5 and level 6. Your weakest performance is not considered. For students who are studying 20 credit point modules: Your degree outcome is calculated from the “best 100 credit points” at level 5 and level 6. Your weakest performance is not considered. Your degree outcome is the average mark from your best 100 or 105 credits at Level 5 weighting) added to the average mark from your best 100 or 105 credits at Level 6 (75% weighting)

7 The Former Method Weighted Average: Level 5 average (25% weighting) plus Level 6 average (75% weighting) or Profiling: The attribution of a weighting to modules in each classification band (0.25 for level 5 and 0.75 for level 6). A cumulative total of more than 4 in a given classification band secures that classification.

8 Progression – Continuing Students PLEASE NOTE: A small number of continuing part time students will have started the current level of their course before September Some students who have suspended their studies and returned this year may also be in this position. These students will be progressed under the former regulations since they are “part way through” or “making good” a level. The key differences to the current regs are: A module fail threshold of 20% not 30% at all levels Different progression requirements If you are in this position, please speak to your Course Leader for clarification.


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