Assessment: Boards of Examiners

Deans of Schools establish both Module Boards of Examiners and Programme Boards of Examiners. Module Boards are responsible for the award of grades to students on individual modules; Programme Boards are responsible for recommendations for the conferment of University awards and decisions on progression on the basis of grades received from Module Boards.

Module Boards will report student performance using the numeric grade scale and Programme Boards will use these grades to calculate degree classification, etc. The numeric grade records performance only. Separate ‘status codes’ are used to identify any other implications relating to the performance (referred pass, eligible for re-enrolment, etc). These codes are:

P
Passed

P(40)
Passed, capped at 40. Undergraduate module passed at referral or re-enrolment, mark capped to the pass mark for classification purposes

P(50)
Passed, capped at 50. Postgraduate module passed at referral or re-enrolment, mark capped to the pass mark for classification purposes

FREFE
Fail, referred in examination. The student has failed to meet the minimum pass criteria for the module. The Module Board will allow the student to be referred (that is, reassessed without re-enrolment) in the examination element of this module

FREFC
Fail, referred in coursework. The student has failed to meet the minimum pass criteria for the module. The Module Board will allow the student to be referred (that is, reassessed without re-enrolment) in the coursework element of this module

FREN
Fail, re-enrol. The student has failed to meet the minimum pass criteria for the module and the Module Board will permit re-enrolment, either with or without reassessment of elements of the module that have already been assessed and passed. Re-enrolment is not available at any stage on repeating a module which has been passed, unless there are agreed extenuating circumstances

FNFA
Fail, no further attempts. The student has failed to meet the minimum pass criteria for the module and may not seek further re-enrolment or reassessment. Module Boards should exercise caution in applying this status code. It should normally be awarded only where a student has previously been referred and reassessed on the same module (but see also D5 ‘Deferral, Referral, Re-enrolment’ and C2.8 ‘Cheating, Plagiarism and Collusion’)

DEFC
Deferred in coursework. The Module Board will allow the student to undertake deferred coursework because of proven extenuating circumstances

AT
Attendance only. To signify where a student has chosen at the outset to take a module without undertaking the formal assessment associated with that module

C
Competent (approved modules only)

N
Non-competent (approved modules only)

APCL
Credit for prior certified learning which has been achieved elsewhere

APEL
Credit for prior experiential learning which has been assessed

Please be advised that students with an OVERALL Module Numeric Grade below 20% will not be offered the opportunity for a referral and will be required to repeat the module (if permitted). Thus engagement by the student in all aspects of Teaching and Learning and Assessment are essential to ensure successful completion of the module.

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