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Assessments and results


 

The College has made the decision to move to alternative assessments in place of examinations to support our goal of seeking to ensure that no student is academically disadvantaged as a direct result of coronavirus (Covid-19). These webpages outline what the arrangements for these alternative assessments will be and provides you with support for you to successfully complete this academic year.

Further information on the current coronavirus situation is available on our dedicated coronavirus information pages

Are you a postgraduate research student? Visit the Doctoral School website for information about your exam process.

Assessments for your school

Information on assessments and results for each academic school

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Completing your assessments

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Extensions & extenuating circumstances

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Results and progression

Getting your results and what's next

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Assessment arrangements 2019/20 updates

Undergraduate final year students

We are devising alternative assessments, suitable to each subject, to replace the in person written and practical examinations that students would have taken.

We have identified three main forms of alternative assessment, in addition to individual arrangements for replacing practical and oral examinations:

  • Alternative assignments for text-based subjects (short, written pieces)
  • Problem-solving exercises for numerical subjects
  • Online Quizzes

For further information, including details on the format of alternative assessments for each course module, please check Completing Your Assessments.

Key dates:

Alternative assessment timetable

Wednesday 8 April

Alternative assessments begin

Monday 4 May

Alternative assessments end

Friday 12 June

Results available

Tuesday 14th July

College Safety Net and ‘Best 90’ Policy for Finalist Students: Our commitment to all finalist students is that you will not be academically disadvantaged as a result of the pandemic. We are offering two ways in which this will be implemented; a Safety Net (sometimes called a 'no detriment' policy) and a Best 90 policy. These will ensure that, as far as we can, the impact of the last weeks of disruption is minimised, although please note that our regulations require that you must pass 90 credits in your final year to be able to graduate. For further information on the Safety Net policy, please see Results & Progression

We hope that these changes will help support all students in completing their degree. However, we understand that students may be impacted in different ways by the current circumstances. If you have particular concerns, please see our Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances Guidance.

MSci final year students

We are devising alternative assessments, suitable to each subject, to replace the in person written and practical examinations that students would have taken.

We have identified three main forms of alternative assessment, in addition to individual arrangements for replacing practical and oral examinations:

  • Alternative assignments for text-based subjects (short, written pieces)
  • Problem-solving exercises for numerical subjects
  • Online Quizzes

Please see Completing Your Assessments for further information on these assessments including the alternative assessment timetable and the format of the Alternative Assessment for each course which are available now.

Key dates:

Alternative assessment timetable

Wednesday 8 April

Alternative assessments begin

Monday 4 May

Alternative assessments end

Friday 12 June

Results available

Tuesday 14th July

College Safety Net and ‘Best 90’ Policy for MSci Finalist Students: Our commitment to all finalist students is that you will not be academically disadvantaged as a result of the pandemic. We are offering two ways in which this will be implemented; a Safety Net (sometimes called a 'no detriment' policy) and a Best 90 policy. These will ensure that, as far as we can, the impact of the last weeks of disruption is minimised, although please note that our regulations require that you must pass 90 credits in your final year to be able to graduate.  For further information please see Results & Progression.  For further information please see Results & Progression.

We hope that these changes will help support all students in completing their degree.  However, we understand that students may be impacted in different ways by the current circumstances. If you have particular concerns please see our Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances Guidance.

Undergraduate third year non-finalist students

We are devising alternative assessments, suitable to each subject, to replace the in person written and practical examinations that students would have taken.

We have identified three main forms of alternative assessment, in addition to individual arrangements for replacing practical and oral examinations:

  • Alternative assignments for text-based subjects (short, written pieces)
  • Problem-solving exercises for numerical subjects
  • Online Quizzes

Please see Completing Your Assessments for further information on these assessments including the Alternative assessment timetable and the format of the Alternative Assessment for each course which are available now.

Key dates:

Alternative assessment timetable

Wednesday 08 April

Alternative assessments begin

Monday 04 May

Alternative assessments end

Friday 12 June

Results available

Tuesday 14th July

College Safety Net and ‘Best 90’ Policy for Third Year Non-Finalist MSci and MEng students:   Our commitment to all students is that you will not be academically disadvantaged as a result of the pandemic. We are offering two ways in which this will be implemented; a Safety Net (sometimes called a 'no detriment' policy) and a Best 90 policy. These will ensure that, as far as we can, the impact of the last weeks of disruption is minimised, although please note that our regulations require that you must pass 90 credits in order to progress to your next year of study.  For further information please see Results & Progression.  For further information please see Results & Progression.

We hope that these changes will help support all students in completing their degree.  However, we understand that students may be impacted in different ways by the current circumstances. If you have particular concerns please see our Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances Guidance.

Undergraduate second year students

We are devising alternative assessments, suitable to each subject, to replace the in person written and practical examinations that students would have taken.

We have identified three main forms of alternative assessment, in addition to individual arrangements for replacing practical and oral examinations:

  • Alternative assignments for text-based subjects (short, written pieces)
  • Problem-solving exercises for numerical subjects
  • Online Quizzes

Please see Completing Your Assessments for further information on these assessments including the the Alternative Assessment Timetable and format of the Alternative Assessment for each course which are available now.

Key Dates:

Alternative Assessment Timetable

Wednesday 08 April

Alternative Assessments Begin

Monday 04 May

Alternative Assessments End

Friday 12 June

Results Available

Tuesday 14th July

College Safety Net and ‘Best 90’ Policy for Second Year Students: Our commitment to all students is that you will not be academically disadvantaged as a result of the pandemic. We are offering two ways in which this will be implemented; a Safety Net (sometimes called a 'no detriment' policy) and a Best 90 policy. These will ensure that, as far as we can, the impact of the last weeks of disruption is minimised, although please note that our regulations require that you must pass 90 credits in order to progress to your next year of study.  For further information please see Results & Progression.

 We hope that these changes will help support all students in completing their degree.  However, we understand that students may be impacted in different ways by the current circumstances. If you have particular concerns please see our Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances Guidance.

Undergraduate first year students

Students in their first year will have their on-campus examinations replaced by a streamlined set of alternative assessments, coursework or a mixture of both. The format of any alternative assessments will depend on your subject area, but may include short essay-based questions, problem-solving exercises, or quizzes via Moodle. The kind of assessment will depend on your subject area, and the assessment formats will be familiar from earlier in your modules. Your Department will be in touch with you to indicate what kinds of assessments will be included in this ‘portfolio.’

Don’t worry, you will not be asked to attempt any alternative assessment in a format with which you are not familiar already. To help you, department will give full details with teaching, guidance and support for the completion of these assessments, and there will be opportunities to practice the alternative assessments next term. 

First year marks do not count towards your final degree classification, but we require that you pass this ‘portfolio’, and that you complete any outstanding assignments that have already been set. Decisions about successful completion of Year One and progression will be made by Exam Boards on the basis of all of your marks and the successful completion of this ‘portfolio’. You will receive feedback and resit opportunities will be available.

These assessments will be available during the alternative assessments period which lasts from Monday 04 May to Friday 12 June, and all the work will need to be completed by Friday 12 June 2020. 

You will also need to complete all outstanding coursework assignments that have been set already in Term 2 as well as any for Term 3.

We understand that students may be impacted in different ways by the current circumstances. The College will be considering the impact on all students as part of the results process. However if you have particular concerns please see our Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances Guidance.

Foundation year students

The assessments for students studying the Foundation Year are being reviewed and changes made to enable students to complete assessments online. Where there were in person examinations, we are devising alternative assessments, suitable to each subject. Further information on these assessments will be made available through the Moodle pages for these courses.

We understand that students may be impacted in different ways by the current circumstances. The College will be considering the impact on all students as part of the results process. However if you have particular concerns please see our Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances Guidance.

Visiting students

Visiting students will be set an assessment for their modules which is in line with the assessment arrangements for the particular year. This means that for visiting students taking second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate courses they will sit the alternative assessment being taken by second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students. For visiting students taking first year courses they will be set an equivalent portfolio assessment.

Please see the relevant information relating to the appropriate year and the Completing Your Assessments page for further information.

We understand that students may be impacted in different ways by the current circumstances. The College will be considering the impact on all students as part of the results process. However if you have particular concerns please see our Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances Guidance.

Postgraduate taught students

We are devising alternative assessments, suitable to each subject, to replace the in person written and practical examinations that students would have taken.

We have identified three main forms of alternative assessment, in addition to individual arrangements for replacing practical and oral examinations:

  • Alternative assignments for text-based subjects (short, written pieces)
  • Problem-solving exercises for numerical subjects
  • Online Quizzes

Please see Completing Your Assessments for further information on these assessments, including the Alternative Assessment Timetable and format of the Alternative Assessment for each course, which are available now.

Our Postgraduate Taught programme portfolio is very broad and coursework assessment deadlines are very varied. Each School will provide details of the submission dates of current assessments so please consult your School pages for further information. Final dissertation/project deadlines are not being changed from those already announced, because we are aware that many of you need your qualifications to take up employment or further study and we do not want to jeopardise that. However, some of you will need to reshape your proposed projects and we advise that you discuss this with your supervisor as soon as possible so that they can support you through this.

Key dates:

Alternative assessment timetable

Wednesday 08 April

Alternative assessments begin

Monday 04 May

Alternative assessments nnd

Friday 12 June

Results available

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College Safety Net and Best Credit Policy for Postgraduate Students: Our commitment to all students is that you will not be academically disadvantaged as a result of the pandemic. We are offering two ways; a ‘Safety Net’ (sometimes called a 'no detriment' policy) and a Best Credit Policy. These will ensure that, as far as we can, the impact of the last weeks of disruption is minimised. For further information please see Results & Progression.

We understand that students may be impacted in different ways by the current circumstances. The College will be considering the impact on all students as part of the results process. However if you have particular concerns please see our Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances Guidance.