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.