Grading Scheme Procedure (MPF1052)

  • Category: Teaching and learning
  • Review due by: February 28, 2015
  • Version: 2
  • Approved on: November 6, 2013
  • Implementation Officer: Academic Secretary
  • Effective date: November 7, 2013
  • Approval Authority: Academic Board
  • Status: Published

GOVERNING POLICY

This procedure is made under the Coursework Assessment Policy and the Research Higher Degrees Assessment Policy.

SCOPE

This procedure applies to all subjects of the University.

PROCEDURE

1. Grades

1.1     The University will use the grades listed in this procedure for subjects on the official University transcript.

2. Final Result Types

2.1     The results listed below are used at the completion of a subject and will appear on the transcript.

Grade

Mark

Descriptor

Explanation

H1

(80% - 100%)

First Class Honours


H2A

(75% - 79%)

Second Class Honours Division A


H2B

(70% - 74%)

Second Class Honours Division B


H3

(65% - 69%

Third Class Honours


P

(50% - 64%)

Pass


N

(0-49%)

Fail

No credit points are awarded.

CMP

-

Completed

Pass (no mark awarded). Only used for subjects marked on a pass/fail basis.

CNT

Mark not awarded

Continuing

Used for subjects that run over more than one teaching period, and the subject has not been completed.

CTC

See the explanation

Continuing – Completed

Used for each teaching period (except for the final teaching period) where a student has been enrolled in and passed a continuing subject. When the subject is completed, for subjects that are not marked on a pass/fail basis, an overall mark (%) will also be recorded against each enrolment in the subject.

CNF


See the explanation

Continuing -
Fail

Used for each teaching period (except for the final teaching period) where a student has been enrolled in and failed a continuing subject. When the subject is completed, for subjects that are not marked on a pass/fail basis, an overall mark (%) will also be recorded against each enrolment in the subject.

FL

-

Fail

Fail (no mark awarded) Only used for subjects marked on a pass/fail basis.

NH

-

Not Completed/

Fail

Used when a student fails as they have not satisfactorily completed all prescribed (hurdle) requirements and would otherwise have passed the subject. A mark of 0-49% will appear on the transcript.

WD

-

Withdrawn

Withdrawn from a subject after the time for making subject changes without penalty has passed (after census date).

NA

-

Not Assessed

Used for subjects that are non-assessable, such as Community Access Program audit studies

3. Interim Result Types

3.1     The interim results below are used when a subject is incomplete or the result is not finalised.

3.2     These results will appear on the transcript and will be visible to students via the student portal.

Grade

Mark

Descriptor

Explanation

GNS

-

Grade Not Submitted

Assessment for the subject is incomplete. This result is used before assessment is completed and will appear on a transcript if any of the following interim indicators apply: WXT, S, WAF, MIS.

CNT

Mark not awarded

Continuing

Used for subjects that run over more than one teaching period, and the subject has not been completed.

CTC

See explanation

Continuing – Completed

Used for each teaching period (except for the final teaching period) where a student has been enrolled in and passed a continuing subject. When the subject is completed, for subjects that are not marked on a pass/fail basis, an overall mark (%) will also be recorded against each enrolment in the subject.

CNF

See explanation

Continuing -
Fail

Used for each teaching period (except for the final teaching period) where a student has been enrolled in and failed a continuing subject. When the subject is completed, for subjects that are not marked on a pass/fail basis, an overall mark (%) will also be recorded against each enrolment in the subject.

3.4     The interim results listed below are used when a subject is incomplete or the result is not finalised.

3.5     The results listed below will not appear on a transcript but will be visible to students via the student portal.

Grade

Mark

Descriptor

Explanation

WXT

-

Withheld – Extension

Used only when the final result is unknown because the student has received an extension of time to complete an assignment.

S

-

Awarded a special or supplementary examination

Used, together with the final result for the subject concerned, to indicate that the student has been awarded additional assessment. The final result and relevant grade will appear on the transcript.

WAF

-

Withheld – assessment to be finalised 

Used when the faculty has decided to withhold the grade. This would be used, for example, where additional assessment in the form of an assignment or an examination is being considered, or the result has been withheld pending the outcome of an academic misconduct hearing. Students who are issued with a WAF grade should contact the relevant Student Centre for an explanation of the withholding of the grade.

MIS

-

Missing result

Used when no result has yet been entered for the subject. It should not be used where a department or faculty has made an active decision to withhold the grade (see WAF)

4. Course level results

4.1     Subject results listed in this procedure do not negate course-level completion requirements. For example, students may be required to meet a minimum grade threshold in one or more course components/subjects to satisfy course completion requirements.

4.2     An award will only be conferred if the faculty determines the student meets the course completion requirements.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

DEFINITIONS

Term

Definition

grade

a notation (e.g. H1, P) that describes a student’s performance in each subject, derived from the mark, with the exception of WD or incomplete grades.

mark the numeric figure (e.g. 75%) expressing the result for each subject in percentage terms

RESPONSIBLE OFFICER

The President of Academic Board is responsible for the development, compliance monitoring and review of this procedure.

IMPLEMENTATION OFFICER

The Academic Secretary is responsible for the promulgation and implementation of this procedure in accordance with the scope outlined above. Enquiries about interpretation of this procedure should be directed to the implementation officer.

REVIEW

This procedure is to be reviewed by 28 February 2015.

VERSION HISTORY

Version

Approved By

Approval Date

Effective Date

Sections Modified

1

President, Academic Board

21 September 2012

21 September 2012

New version arising from the Policy Simplification Project. Loaded into MPL as Version 1. Previously UOM0382.

2 President, Academic Board  6 November 2013
 7 November 2013
 Amendments to the table headings; explanatory text for the CNT, CNF, CTC and WAF grades
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