Assessment Results Explanatory Notes These notes are provided to assist you to understand your results. You can view your results online via myUCLan and if you obtain an award, you will receive a copy of your results in print in the form of a transcript. The transcript not only details your overall result but also provides a breakdown of the marks/grades achieved in each of your modules. Having read these notes, if you are still unclear about the meaning of your results, please contact your School for advice. Module Marks All modules at level 3, 4, 5 and 6 have a pass mark of 40% unless superseded by Professional Body Requirements. All modules at level 7 or above and modules utilised solely on the undergraduate professional programmes in Medicine and Dentistry (BDS, MBBS) have a pass mark of 50%. In addition to percentage marks, the University uses a system of grades and codes to denote study performance Grade D M P S U F I IR NG Z Description Distinction/Distinction in placement Merit/Merit in placement Pass Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Fail (where aggregate module mark is above the pass mark but a compulsory element is failed) Decision deferred Decision deferred at reassessment Not graded Associate/Exchange student: not assessed Grade Descriptors are added as a suffix to the module mark to indicate the decision of the Assessment Board. Grade Descriptor C K R X Description Compensated failed module Fail: retake module Fail: reassessment recommended Fail: reassessment not taken up Grade Descriptors are used with Grades to communicate additional information about the mark/grade achieved. For example: FR – this means that a compulsory element of the module has been failed and a student is required to undertake reassessment in that element. 30K – this means that the module has been failed at 30% and a student is required to retake the module in the next academic session. Awards Classification of Awards The University operates a universal system for classifying awards. This is detailed in section H4 of the Academic Regulations. Honours Degree Classification For Honours and Integrated Masters Degree awards the following scale is used to determine the classification: Average Percentage Mark 70-100% 60-69.99% 50-59.99% 40-49.99% Classification First Upper Second Lower Second Third Description 1st 2.1 2.2 3rd Exit Award: Degree (without Honours) A degree (without Honours) is awarded where a student successfully completed the 16 modules required for this award and may be classified as follows: Average Percentage Mark 70-100% 60-69.94% Classification Distinction Merit Classification of Other Awards Where appropriate, other awards are classified according to the following table: Average Percentage Mark 70-100% 60-69.94% Classification Distinction Merit Exit Awards Exit awards are made where a student has not met the requirements of the target award but has sufficient passes for a lower level of award. Proceed Results Proceed ‘Proceed’ means that all registered modules have been successfully completed. modules are considered to be passes. Compensated Proceed – Subject to Registration of Seventh Module A student has not yet achieved a pass grade in one of their registered modules and therefore is required to retake a module in the next session. They must register the module indicated at enrolment. Academic staff are available by appointment for advice and counselling. Proceed – To be Counselled on Progression Route A student may proceed but the progression route has changed because of the profile of results. The student should seek advice on the options available by contacting the Course Leader as soon as possible. Proceed – Subject to Change of Target Award A student may proceed but not on the current registered programme. The student should seek advice on the options available by contacting the Course Leader as soon as possible. Deferred/Referred/Retake/Fail Results Deferred A deferred result means that there was insufficient information available to the Assessment Board to enable it to come to a decision. A student may have some work outstanding or have missed some part of the final assessment. Academic staff are available by appointment for advice and counselling. Referred A referred result means that a student has not achieved an overall pass and reassessment is required in one or more modules. The School will send details of the work required in relation to the referred modules. Results will be reconsidered at a subsequent Assessment Board. Academic staff are available by appointment for advice and counselling. Retake failed module/s This means that a student has not achieved an overall pass and is required to retake one or more modules in full in the next Academic Year. Fail A fail result means that a student has been unsuccessful in a number of module assessments and should seek advice on the options available by contacting the Course Leader.