Code of Practice on Assessment

The Code of Practice on Assessment sets out the frameworks for the structure and assessment of taught undergraduate and modular postgraduate degrees and awards. It defines the conventions for qualification descriptors and for the classification of degrees and awards. It contains the regulations for the conduct of exams, for student progression procedures and for assessment appeals procedures. It also includes the University’s policies on feedback on assessment, group work, coursework submission, academic integrity, extenuating circumstances and on adjustments for disabled students.

Occasionally it is necessary to adjust and revise policies and regulations. As a result of changes to the Code of Practice on Assessment there are now multiple versions of appendices B, and C which apply to different cohorts of students depending on the date they started their programmes. These appendices relate to the model for non-clinical undergraduate programmes (Appendix B) and to the model and award classifications for PGT modular programmes (Appendix C).  When referring to these appendices please ensure you use the correct version.

If you are in any doubt about which appendix to use, or would like further advice on the Code of Practice on Assessment, please contact AQSD.

Code of Practice on Assessment

Code of Practice on Assessment Appendices

CoPA appendix A: University Marks Scale, Marking Descriptors and Qualifications Descriptors

CoPA appendix B 14-15 to 18-19: Model for Non-Clinical First Degree Programmes – model for the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 cohorts

CoPA appendix B 10-11 to 13-14: Model for Non-Clinical First Degree Programmes – model for the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 cohorts

CoPA appendix C 15-16 to 18-19: University Framework for Postgraduate Modular Provision – framework for the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 cohorts

CoPA appendix C 14-15: University Framework for Postgraduate Modular Provision – framework for the 2014-15 cohort

CoPA appendix C 11-12 to 13-14: University Framework for Full-time and Part-time Modular Postgraduate Programmes – framework for the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 cohorts

CoPA appendix C 10-11: University Framework for Modular Postgraduate Programmes - framework for the 2010-11 cohort

CoPA appendix Ci: University Framework for the Diploma/Certificate in Professional Studies & Postgraduate Continuing Professional / Personal Development (CPD) – framework for the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 cohorts – please see appendix P for 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17,  2017-18 and 2018-19 cohorts

CoPA appendix D: Regulations for the Conduct of Examinations

CoPA appendix D annex 1: Guidelines for the application of the regulations to Class Tests

CoPA appendix D annex 2: Procedures for Protecting the Interests of Students in the Event of Major Disruption

CoPA appendix E: Guide on the Progress of Students on Taught Programmes of Study

CoPA Appendix F Assessment Appeals Procedure for Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes

CoPA appendix F Annex 1: Assessment Appeals Procedure - Guidelines for Staff and Students: Section one appeals 

CoPA Appendix F Annex 2: Assessment Appeals Procedure - Guidelines for Students: Section One Appeals

CoPA Appendix F Annex 3: Assessment Appeals Procedure - Guidelines for Students: Section Two Appeals

CoPA appendix G: Policy on Assessment of Group-Work for Taught Provision

CoPA appendix G Annex 1: Guidelines for Staff on Group Work

CoPA appendix H: External Examiner System for Taught Provision

CoPA appendix I 2010-11 to 2018-19: System for the Classification of Three-year Non-Clinical Undergraduate Degrees - applicable to the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 cohorts

CoPA appendix J 2010-11 to 2018-19: Classification of Four-Year and Five-Year Non-Clinical Undergraduate Degrees - applicable to the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 cohorts

CoPA appendix K: Policy on Adjustments and Assessment to Examination Arrangements for Disabled Students

CoPA K Annex 1: Guidelines for marking and feedback for students with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs)

CoPA appendix L: Academic Integrity Policy

Appendix L Annex 1: Academic Integrity Policy: Guidelines for Staff and Students

Appendix L Annex 1 Templates: Templates for Appendix L Annex 1

CoPA appendix M: Policy on Extenuating Circumstances in Relation to Performance in Assessments and Examinations

CoPA appendix M Annex 1: Policy on Extenuating Circumstances: Guidelines for Staff and Students

Extenuating Circumstances Form

Extenuating Circumstances Form for Online Students

Application for late submission of course-work form

CoPA appendix N: Policy on Feedback on Assessment

CoPA appendix O: Policy on Flexible Arrangements for Learning and Assessment for Students with a Recognised Sporting Talent

CoPA appendix P: University Framework for the Certificate and Diploma in Professional Studies - applicable to the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17,  2017-18 and 2018-19 cohorts

CoPA appendix Q: Coursework Submission Policy