Board of Examiners - Leeds Beckett University

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LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY
Board of Examiners and
Examination Committee Training
Quality Assurance Services
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 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
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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
• 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
• 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
Roles and Responsibilities
Chair
External
Examiner
Secretary
Scheme /
Course
Leader
Module
Leader
Conduct of the
Meeting and
advice on the
regulations
Moderation of
assessment
and marks
Organising the
meeting and
Preparing
Mark sheets
Ensures
accurate and
timely
provision of
marks to BOE
Ensure
modules have
been
moderated
Attending Preboard with
Secretary
Assuring
standards and
consistency of
outcomes
Pre-board with
Chair and / or
Course
Leader
Ensures
internal and
external
moderation
can / has
taken place
Raise any
issues which
may have
affected the
performance
of a cohort
Signing Mark
sheets and
Results Lists
and Checking
minutes
Signing Mark
sheets
Minuting the
meeting /
recording
outcomes
Attending Preboard with
Secretary
Counselling
deferred / reassessed
students
appropriately
Chair’s
Actions (5
working days)
Providing an
annual report
on the quality
and standards
of the course
Entering the
outcomes /
releasing
results to
students
Counselling /
Advising
students post
outcome
PART B
Progression and Award
Requirements
Progression from L4 and L5 – Summary
Requirement
August 2012 Regulations
Credits studied per level (inc. APL)
120
Submission in…
All Components
Passed Credits Min. - L4 (@ 40% or more)
100
Passed Credits Min. - L5 (@ 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 available
Final Level Requirements (UG)
(Eligibility for an Award)
Requirement
August 2012 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
Final Level Requirements (PG)
Requirement
August 2012 Requirements
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
Re-Assessment
Required where…
Not submitted in ALL components of a module
- AND / OR Less than 40% OVERALL module score (after 1 attempt)
st
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
• Decided after Re-assessment
• Permitted once only
• First sit and Re-assessment opportunities
available
• ‘Fail Withdraw’ – Substantial Non-Submission
Repeating (Cont.)
Repeat PART Level
(Progression)
Repeat FULL Level
(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 All previous marks are
Modules
‘wiped out’
Keep Marks for Passed
Modules
PART C
Classification of Honours
Degrees
and
Merits and Distinctions
Repeating a Level
Average of Best 100 credits – Level 5 (25%)
+
Average of Best 100 credits – Level 6 (75%)
Meaning…
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
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)
-OR‘A Defined profile of Achievement’
Other Key Points
• Hold a Pre-Board Meeting
• CL - Prepare all recommendations before
BOE
• Ensure sign off by an External Examiner
Any questions?
Further information:
• Guide to BOE and EC
http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/boards-of-examiners.htm
• Quality Manual
http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/quality-manual.htm
• Faculty Quality and Governance Teams /
Quality Assurance Services
Thank you
Presentation Closed

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