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Board of Examiners and Examination Committee TrainingQuality Assurance Services

aims of the presentation
Aims of the Presentation
  • Provide a brief overview of Examination Committee and Board of Examiners process
  • Provide details of our university Progression and Award regulations
  • Provide details of how the ‘Best 100’ classification method will operate in practice for honours degrees
part a

General Overview Examination Committees and Board of Examiners Meetings

examination committees and board of examiners
Examination Committees and Board of Examiners
  • Examination Committee (Module Outcomes) –

The Board can delegate some of its powers to a Committee. A committee will consider outcomes at module level, approve credit and may determine progression at level 4.

  • Board of Examiners (Progression and Awards) –

Each scheme or course has only one Board of Examiners, which is responsible for all levels of the scheme or course. No other body has the power to confer an award or to amend a decision of the Board (except an Appeal Panel).

assessment cycle
Assessment Cycle
  • Assessment design and approval (by external examiners)
  • Coursework and examinations (including requests for extensions)
  • Marking and internal and external moderation
  • Mitigation panel
  • Examination Committees
  • Board of Examiners (including pre-Board)
  • Publication of results
  • Appeals
  • Re-assessment
  • Reconvened Board of Examiners
  • Appeals
key points to remember examination committees
Key Points to Remember:Examination Committees
  • Determine standard of module outcomes
  • Consider the amendment of module marks by cohort (as appropriate)
  • Record credit (where no BOE - progression or award)
  • Note cases of Cheating, Plagiarism or Other Unfair Practice
  • (Progression from L4 to L5)
  • All external examiners attend
key points to remember boards of examiners
Key Points to Remember:Boards of Examiners
  • Only body with power to determine Progression and Awards
  • Receive Mitigation Panel recommendations
  • Receive Unfair Practice Board decisions
  • Confirming entitlement to Contained Awards
  • Publish Results Online (within 5 Working Days)
  • One or all external examiner(s) attend
part b

Progression and Award Requirements

re assessment

Required where…

  • Not submitted in ALL components of a module

- AND / OR -

  • Less than 40% OVERALL module score (after 1st attempt)

How it works…

  • Re-assessed in components ‘NS’ or less than 40% ONLY
  • Re-assessed COMPONENTS capped at 40% (not module)
  • Overall module score marked with ‘R’ (e.g. ‘45R’)
  • Re-assessment permitted once only
repeating a level
Repeating a Level
  • Decided after Re-assessment
  • Permitted once only
  • First sit and Re-assessment opportunities available
  • ‘Fail Withdraw’ – Substantial Non-Submission
part c

Classification of Honours Degrees


Merits and Distinctions

best 100 method
‘Best 100’ Method
  • Average of Best 100 credits – Level 5 (25%)


  • Average of Best 100 credits – Level 6 (75%)


  • Worst 20 credits at L5 are not counted in level average (before weighting @ 25%)
  • Worst 20 credits at L6 are not counted in level average (before weighting @ 75%)
merit and distinctions
Merit and Distinctions
  • Option for all awards (except BAH / BSCH)
  • Must be written into the Course Documentation

Awarded based on Achievement of:

  • Merit - 60% Average (across all modules)
  • Distinction – 70% Average (across all modules)


  • ‘A Defined profile of Achievement’
other key points
Other Key Points
  • Hold a Pre-Board Meeting
  • CL - Prepare all recommendations before BOE
  • Ensure sign off by an External Examiner
any questions
Any questions?

Further information:

  • Guide to BOE and EC

  • Quality Manual

  • Faculty Quality and Governance Teams / Quality Assurance Services