Students are provided with two or more assessment tasks per course to demonstrate attainment of all of the course learning outcomes, unless it is a College-approved thesis or project course.
Five marks out of will be deducted for coursework submitted within 24 hours of the deadline and a further five marks will be deducted for each subsequent hour period working days only until the coursework is submitted.
Other assessment types could include, for example, posters, wikis, bibliographies or reflective journals. At the beginning of each module you will be informed of the types of feedback you will receive and the dates when it is available. Exemptions to cover a whole programme should be approved by Regulation Sub-Committee. If it is clear that a piece of coursework exceeds the set word limit, markers will make a judgement based only on the content up to the word limit. Where this practice is adopted the mark formally recorded will be zero 0-PN. Students are provided with two or more assessment tasks per course to demonstrate attainment of all of the course learning outcomes, unless it is a College-approved thesis or project course. Summative assessment tests whether students have acquired the learning outcomes described above. The Declaration The School considers academic integrity to be an issue of the utmost importance. It contributes to grades and gauges your ability to meet specified learning outcomes. Appeal procedures must follow the guidelines set out in the Student Assessment Procedure. Students may wish to also discuss feedback with fellow students — peer review can provide useful feedback and aid understanding of feedback given. Submission The Department of Social Policy has standard procedures for the submission of summative coursework for all of its courses any course with the prefix SA. Marking is guided by assessment criteria. The only exception to this is dissertations, which should be submitted in both electronic copy via Moodle and in hard copy as directed in the course Moodle page. There will be a penalty collar at first attempt or any uncapped attempt , in that the final mark for the component of assessment after penalty has been imposed will not fall below the pass mark for that component.
The University has a system to ensure that examination scripts are anonymised during the marking process. All assessed work coursework and examination scripts must be anonymous and distinguished only by candidate number.
When submitting your work essay, long essay, dissertation, project etc. All work submitted via a hard copy to the Coursework Office should include a cover sheet available to you via MyAstonPortal. The University prefers students to submit assignments online using the University approved text-matching software Software.
Feedback is a two-way process which is most effective when students engage with it fully. Students enrolled in a course have the opportunity to request changes to the form and timing of course assessment and feedback before ten per cent of a teaching period has elapsed.
Assessment extensions are not used in lieu of repeating a course in a future study period.
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