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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.

We have some information but not everything is finalised so please bear with us and we will add more information as soon as it is available. Also please be aware that some arrangements may need to alter if there are dramatic changes in, say, government directives.

Although we hope that the arrangements we are making will ensure that all students can complete their studies this year there may be indivdual reasons or you to decide to defer your assessments.  If so please see our guidance on Deferring Your Assessments so we can support you in completing your assessments at a later date.

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

Assessment Arrangements 2019/20

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

Please see Completing Your Assessments for further information on these assessments including 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 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

 

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 & Four Year 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 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:  We’re working on a Safety Net and Best 90 policy for third year non-finalist and four year finalist students.  Information on this will be available as soon as possible.

 

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 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 (such as short essay-based questions, problem-solving exercises, or quizzes via Moodle, depending on your programme), or coursework, or a mixture of both. 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.

We expect to make these assessments 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 continue 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 set the alternative assessment being taken by second and third year 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 year of student 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’re working on the approach for assessing postgraduate courses and further information on this will be available on Wednesday 08 April.

 

 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

Taking your assessments or submitting your work

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Extensions & extenuating circumstances

Requesting an extension to your assessment deadline

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Results and progression

Getting your results and what's next

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Deferring your assessments

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Access to software off-campus

Learn how to access the required software remotely

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