Examination boards are in place for all Programmes - they are where assessment outcomes, progression and degree classifications for graduating cohorts are discussed and approved. In addition, they ensure fair treatment of all students.
Exam boards operate a process of 'mitigation' every year, taking into account individual situations which might have impacted a student’s performance in assessments. We are adding a further layer of support this year, as we understand the levels of disruption and uncertainty caused by coronavirus. The steps below will be taken to manage any impact of coronavirus on all students' performance, so you will not need to submit an individual mitigating circumstances claim unless illness or other personal circumstances further impact your exams or assessments.
In addition, for assessments undertaken from January 2021 until the end of the 2020/21 academic year, we are implementing a new Assessment Pledge to support students. For further details, please see the Assessment Pledge FAQs.
During these difficult times we're doing all we can to support you with your studies - from online learning and virtual academic advising, to adapting our assessments. Our assessment processes are designed to help you succeed and protect the academic standards of your degree.
This video explains how your work is assessed and marked: