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1 Friday, April 17, 20151MA Academic Practice Assessment Regulations 2011 / 2012 Peggy Cooke Head of Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement

2 Key Documents The Assessment Regulations for Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes of Study: NOTE: For the next few years there will be two distinctive sets of regulations for Undergraduate provision Friday, April 17, 2015Event Name and Venue2

3 Assessment Regulations for levels 3 and 4 in 2011 / 2012 Students undertaking 30 credit units, i.e. most students studying level 3 or 4 and commencing from September 2011; Exceptions –BSc (Hons) Environmental Health; –BA (Hons) Architecture –BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Distance Learning); –Part time students undertaking 20 credit units. –Most undergraduate programmes delivered through academic partnerships in collaborative provision – externally validated provision. Friday, April 17, 2015Event Name and Venue3

4 Key principles: Progression Level 3 – students must successfully complete all units before progressing to level 4 Students shall receive condoned passes in whole units up to a total of 30 credits where the weighted average is in the marginal fail category (35 – 39) Friday, April 17, 2015Event Name and Venue4

5 Key Principles: Reassessment Automatic right to one reassessment; Reassessment only in those elements that have been failed; Failure of up to 60 credits may be reassessed before the beginning of the next academic period; Failure of more than 60 credits may not be reassessed earlier than the normal assessment point of the following academic period; Second reassessment is conditional on full engagement with the first reassessment and/or approval for non- engagement by the Exceptional Factors Panel Friday, April 17, 2015Event Name and Venue5

6 Key Principles: Reassessment continued Failure of optional units –subject to availability a student may choose to substitute that unit for another optional unit –their assessment status shall be the same as for the original unit. A student shall not be entitled to be reassessed in elements or by methods that are no longer available A student is entitled to repeat a unit with attendance on one occasion only Friday, April 17, 2015Event Name and Venue6

7 Assessment Regulations for levels 5 and 6 in 2011 / 2012 Students undertaking 20 credit units, i.e. most students studying level 5 or 6 during 2011/2012; Exceptions: –Level 5 of the undergraduate programme BA (Hons) Public Services; –Level 6 of the undergraduate programme BA (Hons) Sustainable Performance Management. Friday, April 17, 2015Event Name and Venue7

8 Changes to existing Undergraduate Regulations D3.3 (changed) - the titles Certificate of Higher Education and Diploma of Higher Education –to remove the disadvantage to students who has progressed with a “trailed fail”, but failed the trailed unit. Such a student would previously leave with no award. E1.4 Introduce a common marking scheme for units of Edexcel HND/HNC awards –for students commencing from September 2011 E2.10 – E 12 inclusive (removed) - repeating as if for the first time. Friday, April 17, 2015Event Name and Venue8

9 Changes to existing Undergraduate Regulations E3.3 - Reassessment and Student Engagement –to link the second reassessment opportunity to engagement with all elements of assessment unless exceptional factors claims have been approved; E3.8 – E3.9 Deferral of Reassessment (postponement) –Reassessment and access to resources –Reassessment and up to 60 credits –Reassessment and more than 60 credits E3.14 (revised) - to agree alternative forms of reassessment where elements of assessment are no longer current in a programme Friday, April 17, 2015Event Name and Venue9

10 Changes to existing Undergraduate Regulations E3.15 (revised) - to permit an Assessment Board to allow a student at level 6 who had not completed all assessments in one unit of up to 40 credits, because of exceptional factors, the weighted average mark for the completed assessments to stand for the unit as a whole –Provided the student had met the Learning Outcomes for the programme E.4 (change) - from Student Attendance to Student Engagement F1.5 (change) – to rounding of marks and revision to other sections of the regulations to reflect this change; F1.8 (change) – to include exchange students and as a result remove F1.10 Friday, April 17, 2015Event Name and Venue10

11 Change to existing Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Regulations Remove Appendixes G, H and I from the body of the regulations Friday, April 17, 2015Event Name and Venue11


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