(see 18.104.22.168) Compulsory module requirements are those which are so fundamental to the learning outcomes of the module that failure to attend/attempt/pass these elements would result in failure to meet the learning outcomes of the module, despite success in other areas of the module.
Where a student fails to attend 2/3 of prescribed classes the student’s mark will be restricted to a maximum of 40 for undergraduate and 50 for postgraduate taught study.
In addition, elements of assessment may be compulsory.
Full details of published compulsory module requirements should be given in the module handbook together with details of the consequences of failure/non-submission of these elements, clearly indicating whether resit/reassessment is available for these elements.
The assessment must not be judged in an opposite process of attributing marks to elements of an assessment (such as with multiple choice tests) and reading across to the criteria, which may imply a level of learning outcome achievement which cannot be warranted by the content of the assessment.
22.214.171.124 Assessment criteria must be explicit for all modules and, if appropriate, for particular assignments and examinations.
6.1.3 In compiling this code reference has been made to: the QAA’s UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Chapter B7: External Examining and Chapter B6: Assessment of students and accreditation of prior learning; the QAA’s report on Outcomes from Institutional Audit: External Examiners and their Reports (2005); and the published outcomes from the 2003/04 Scottish assessment enhancement theme, in particular Enhancing Practice: Assessment (2005).
The University believes its code to be consistent with these benchmarks.
126.96.36.199 Assessment criteria should be directly related to the stated learning outcomes for the module.
188.8.131.52 In particular, if written assignments are to be marked in part on presentation (spelling, grammar, punctuation, observation of scholarly conventions etc.) this must be explicitly stated.