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Exam boards 3. Tanya Izzard, Partnership Manager [email protected] 01273 643901 Linda Freston, Partnership Officer [email protected] 01273 642508. Membership and remit of exam boards Decisions available to exam boards Regulations governing decision-making. Exam boards.

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Exam boards 3

Exam boards 3

Tanya Izzard, Partnership Manager

[email protected]

01273 643901

Linda Freston, Partnership Officer

[email protected]

01273 642508


Exam boards

Membership and remit of exam boards

Decisions available to exam boards

Regulations governing decision-making

Exam boards


Types of exam board

Types of exam board

Northbrook-only courses

  • Joint Area and Course Exam Board (single tier)

  • Considers module results and student achievement profiles

  • Chaired by Simon Ives

Consortium courses

  • Area Exam Board considers module results

  • Course Exam Board considers student achievement profiles

  • Chaired by Head of School at University


Information required 1

Information required (1):

Student’s details

  • Family name, forenames and student number

  • Course title

  • Mode of study

  • Stage or level of study


Information required 2

Information required (2):

History

  • Previous progression decisions with dates

  • Number of modules passed and total credit awarded at each level to date

  • Conditions attached to previous progression (if any) and when ratified by exam board


Information required 3

Current results for each module

Credit rating

Mark (in whole numbers) and grade for each component showing weighting

Overall mark (in whole numbers) and grade for each module

Number of attempts

Information required (3)


Information required 4

Information required (4)

Further information

  • Were Mit Circs submitted?

  • Was APEL awarded?

  • Was Compensation awarded?

  • Was Academic Misconduct investigated?

    Award result calculated to 2 decimal places


Module decisions available to exam boards

Pass

Refer – make good by reassessment, capped at 40%

Defer – only with accepted mit circs

Fail/Repeat – capped at 40%

Module decisions available to exam boards


Progression decisions available to exam boards

Progression decisions available to exam boards

  • Progress/recommend award

  • Progress with conditions

  • Compensate – credit but no additional marks

  • Do not progress

    • Repeat failed modules in p/t mode capped at 40%

    • Fail and withdraw


Some of the regulations affecting decision making 1

Some of the regulations affecting decision making (1)

  • Maximum credit trailed/compensated = 20 (either/or but not both)

  • Maximum attempts (4)

  • Mandatory/Compulsory/Optional modules

  • Threshold marks – GEAR C7.3

  • Borderlines – GEAR C27


Some of the regulations affecting decision making 2

Some of the regulations affecting decision making (2)

  • Late work – GEAR C5.2.6

  • Non-submission – GEAR C5.2.5

  • Mitigating circumstances – GEAR C15

  • Academic misconduct – GEAR F

  • Maximum period of registration – GEAR C19.1


Appeals

Appeals

  • Students may appeal within first 15 days after notification of results

  • Appeals procedure – GEAR H

  • Valid reasons:

    • Mitigating circumstances not considered or student unable for good reasons to submit them

    • Regulations were breached

    • Procedures were not followed by the exam board


Souces of information

Souces of information

  • General Examination & Assessment Procedures (GEAR)

  • General Examination & Assessment Procedures Handbook (GEAPH)

  • Common Academic Framework http://staffcentral.brighton.ac.uk/xpedio/groups/Public/documents/staffcentral/doc003331.pdf

  • Centre for Learning & Teaching (CLT) http://staffcentral.brighton.ac.uk/clt/resources/plagiarism.htm

  • Course specific – programme specification


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