(i) Assessment component - essays, presentations, group work activities, projects or other
assessments (commonly termed coursework), and seen or unseen examinations. An
assessment component may sometimes take the form of a number of smaller
submissions or elements e.g. lab reports or short in-class tests. The mark for each
assessment component is recorded in the student record system with the appropriate
weighting, and these are used to calculate the overall module mark.
(ii) Assessment criteria - the requirements of an assessment, identified through specific
learning outcomes, used when marking a student's work. They are a useful guide to the
student to indicate the expected content or approach for an assessment.
(iii) Deferral - an approved extension to the deadline date for an assessment, agreed by the
student and authorised staff. A deferred assessment will be marked across the whole
mark range, up to 100%.
(iv) Referral - when a student does not pass an assessment component at the first attempt
they may be offered the opportunity to submit further work to achieve a pass standard. If
the referral work is of a pass standard the work will be marked at 40%.
For more details, please refer to Assessment Regulations for Undergraduate Programmes