Board of Examiners - Leeds Beckett University

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LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY
BOARD OF EXAMINERS:
STAFF DEVELOPMENT
SESSIONS
Faculty / Quality Assurance Services
AIMS OF THE
SESSION
• Provide a brief overview of EC and
BOE process
• Provide details of the current
regulations and how they should be
applied
• Provide the opportunity to rehearse
the BOE process
PART A
General Overview :
Examination Committees
Board of Examiners
Examination Committees and
Board of Examiners
Examination Committee (Module Outcomes)
The Board can delegate some of its powers to an Examination
Committee. A Committee will consider outcomes at module level,
confirm 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. 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 design and approval (by external
examiners)
• Coursework and examinations (including requests for
extensions)
• Marking and internal and external moderation
• Faculty Mitigation Panels and University Unfair Practice
Procedures
• Examination Committees
• Board of Examiners (including pre-Board)
• Publication of results (within 5 working days)
• Appeals
• Re-assessment
• Reconvened Board of Examiners
• Appeals
Key Points to Remember:
Examination Committees
• Determine standard of module outcomes
• Consider the amendment of cohort marks 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 expected to attend
Key Points to Remember:
Boards of Examiners
• Only body with power to determine Progression and
Awards
• Receive Faculty Mitigation Panel recommendations
• Receive and implement UPB decisions as
appropriate
• Confirming entitlement to Contained Awards
• Publish Results Online (within 5 Working Days)
• One or all external examiner(s) must attend
Board of Examiners - Roles
There are various roles at a Board of Examiners:
Chair:
Conduct the meeting; advise on regulations; sign the marks sheet and
results list; checking minutes; chair’s actions
Scheme / Course Leader:
Ensuring moderation has occurred; timely marks to BOE; advising
students post-outcomes
Module Leader:
Ensuring modules have been moderated; raising of any
issues affecting cohort performance; advising students
post-outcomes
Board of Examiners – Roles
(cont.)
External Examiner:
Assuring standards / consistency of outcomes; signing marks sheet;
provide annual report
Secretary:
Organising the meeting; preparing marks sheets; minuting outcomes;
entering outcomes and releasing results
PART B
Progression and
Award Requirements
Requirements:
Progression L4 to L5
To proceed from Level 4 to Level 5, students must have:
• Pursued a programme of study of 120C at L4 (including any
accreditation of prior learning)
• Submitted in all components
• Achieved a minimum of 40% or more in modules equivalent to
100C at level 4 or above
• Achieved an average of 30% or more in each module studied
• Achieved an overall average of 40% or more across the level
• May be re-assessed in all modules
Requirements:
Progression L5 to L6
To proceed from Level 5 to Level 6, students must have:
• Pursued a programme of study of 120C at L5 (including any
accreditation of prior learning)
• Submitted in all components
• Achieved a minimum of 40% or more in modules equivalent to
100C at level 5 or above
• Achieved an average of 30% or more in each module studied
• Achieved an overall average of 40% or more across the level
• May be re-assessed in all modules
Final Level Requirements
(UG) (Eligibility for an Award)
Requirement
Current Regulations
Credits studied per level (inc. APL)
120 @ Final Level
Submission in…
All Components
Passed Credits Min. (@ 40% or more)
100
Overall Level Average - Across all modules
40% Min.
Min. Fail Mark
30
Re-assessment allowance
Re-assessment in all modules
Re-assessment undertaken at...
At component level
Compensation
No compensation
Re-Assessment
Required where the student has…
• Not submitted in ALL components of a module
• - AND / OR • Less than 40% OVERALL module score (after 1st sit)
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’)
Repeating a Level
• Decided after Re-assessment
• Permitted once only
• ‘Fail Withdraw’ – Non-Submissions
(confirming entitlement to any contained
awards)
Repeating (Cont.)
Repeat PART Level Repeat FULL Level
(Progression)
(Progression)
Repeating at the
Final Level
Passed 50% or
more of Credit for
Level
Passed less than
50% of Credit for
Level
Repeat whatever
Failed
Keep Marks for
Passed Modules
All previous marks
are ‘wiped out’
Keep Marks for
Passed Modules
Applicable Classification
Methods – (Honours Degrees)
• Group 1 Students
(Admit term = 2011/12 or earlier)
• Group 2 Students
(Admit term = 2012/13 or later)
“Did the student start their current registration with our university
prior to August 2012 (i.e. is their ‘Admit Term’ 2011/12 or
earlier)?”
YES = OLD and NEW methods / NO = NEW method only
Classification Methods
(BAH / BSCH)
Group 1 Students (2011/12 and earlier):
• ‘Best 100’
• Profile
• Weighted L5 & L6 average
Group 2 Students (2012/13 and later):
• ‘Best 100’ Only
‘Best 100’ Method
• Average of Best 100 / 105* credits – Level 5 (25%)
+
• Average of Best 100 / 105* credits – Level 6 (75%)
Meaning…
• Worst 15 / 20* credit module at L5 is not counted in level
average (before weighting @ 25%)
• Worst 15/ 20* credit module at L6 is not counted in level
average (before weighting @ 75%)
*The figures will be amended for courses with a
15 or 20 credit structure.
Weighted Average and Profile –
Group 1 Students Only
(2011/12 or earlier)
Weighted Average:
Level 5 average – across ALL modules (25% weighting)
plus
Level 6 average – across ALL modules (75% weighting)
or
Profiling:
The attribution of a weighting to modules in each classification
band (0.25 for level 5 and 0.75 for level 6).
A student must score MORE THAN half of the total within a
classification band to receive it.
APL - APCL / APEL
• To be referred to as Recognition of Prior
Learning (RPL) from September 2014
• Do not carry ‘marks’ – just credit
• APL does not count towards any
calculations
• APL credit is automatically ‘dropped’ in
‘Best 100’ method
Requirements – Masters Awards
To succeed on a Masters Award, students must have:
• Pursued a programme of study of 180C at L7 (including
any accreditation of prior learning)
• Submitted in all components
• Achieved a minimum of 40% or more in modules equivalent
to 160C at level 7 or above
• Achieved an average of 30% or more in each module
studied
• Achieved an overall average of 40% or more across all
modules studied at this level
• May be re-assessed in all modules
Requirements – PG Diploma
To succeed on a PG Diploma, students must have:
• Pursued a programme of study of 120C at L7 (including
any accreditation of prior learning)
• Submitted in all components
• Achieved a minimum of 40% or more in modules equivalent
to 100C at level 7 or above
• Achieved an average of 30% or more in each module
studied
• Achieved an overall average of 40% or more across all
modules studied at this level
• May be re-assessed in all modules
Requirements – PG Cert
To succeed on a PG Cert, students must have:
• Pursued a programme of study of 60C at L7
• Submitted in all components
• Achieved a minimum of 40% in all modules
• Achieved an average of 40% or more across all modules
studied at this level
• May be re-assessed in all modules
Final Level Requirements (PG)
Requirement
Regulations
Credits studied per level (inc. APL)
180 @ MA / MSC
120 @ PGDIP
60 @ PGCERT (No APL allowed)
Submission in…
All Components
Passed Credits Min. (40% or more)
MA / MSC = 160
PGDIP = 100
PGCERT = 60
Overall Level Average Across All Modules
40% min.
Min. Fail Mark
30
PGCERT – Must pass all modules
Re-assessment allowance
Re-assessment in all modules
Re-assessment undertaken at…
At component level
Compensation
No compensation
Merit and Distinctions
• Option for all awards except (BAH / BSCH)
• Must be written into the course documents
Awarded based on achievement of:
• Merit - 60% Average (across all modules)
• Distinction – 70% Average (across all modules)
-OR• ‘A defined profile of achievement’
PART C
Board of Examiners
Exercise
Exercise
• Work with a partner
• Review the profiles provided
• Act as a BOE meeting and make decisions
Points to remember:
• Students have submitted in all components
• All re-assessment have been taken
• Look at all the details provided
• Confirm eligibility for an award first
Exercise – Answers and
Discussion
• What should the decisions be for each
student?
• Why was that decision made?
Key Points / Questions to
Consider
• Hold a pre-board meeting:
– Chair, Secretary and Course Leader(s) to attend
• Agenda:
– Are there any students who started or re-started the level
before August 2011?
– Did the student’s current registration start before 2012/13?
– Have all Chair’s Actions been addressed?
– Review marks sheets
– Discuss category A mitigation
– Does the External Examiner need to be briefed on
key matters
Any Questions?
Further information:
• Guide to BOE and EC
https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/partners/boards-of-examiners.htm
• Quality Manual
https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/partners/quality-manual.htm
• Faculty Quality Assurance & Governance
Teams / Quality Assurance Services

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