Progression and Award Regulations Presentation

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LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY
CONTINUING STUDENTS:
PROGRESSION AND AWARD
Level 5 (2nd year) and level 6 (final year)
students 2013/14:
• How do I progress between levels?
• How is my final award calculated?
Continuing Students:
Progression and Award
Once students have progressed to the final year and completed it
successfully, their degree classification is worked out based on
their level 5 and level 6 performance.
Most undergradaute courses introduced a new module structure
from 2012/13, meaning that students on level 5 (year 2) are
studying 20 credit point modules and students on level 6 (final
year) are studying the previous 15 credit point modules.
The next slides explain how level 5 students will progress to level
6 (the final year) and how students undertaking level 6 will
succeed at that level.
Progression – Continuing
Students
Students commencing Level 5 (2nd year) this year will study 120 credit points
and will need to pass modules worth at least 100 credit points to progress to
level 6. Next year, in your final level, you will need to do the same.
This means:
• You must pass 5 out of 6 standard 20 credit point modules with a mark of
40% or more
• You must achieve an average across the whole level of 40% or more
• You may fail one module and still progress but you must achieve no less
than 30%
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You must submit work for every component of assessment
Any reassessments will be set at component level
A component is a part of a module which has a final assessment
attached to it – eg a module with 30% exam and 70% coursework
has 2 components
You may be reassessed in up to 100% of the level
Final Level – Continuing
Students
Students commencing Level 6 (final year) this year will study 120 credit points
& will need to pass modules worth at least 105 credit points to successfully
complete the course.
This means:
• You must pass 7 out of 8 standard 15 credit point modules with a mark of
40% or more
• You must achieve an average across the whole level of 40% or more
• You may fail one module and still progress but you must achieve no less
than 30%
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•
•
•
You must submit work for every component of assessment
Any reassessments will be set at component level
A component is a part of a module which has a final assessment
attached to it – eg a module with 30% exam and 70% coursework
has 2 components
You may be reassessed in up to 100% of the level
Degree Award Calculation
With the support of our Student Union, we revised the method used to
calculate our degree classifications, effective from September 2012.
This was to ensure that our students’ performance is fairly recognised and
recorded in line with practice across the U.K. higher education sector.
If you started your degree course before September 2012, your final outcome
will be calculated using both the former and the current methods, ensuring
no-one is disadvantaged. This is most current final year students and
some part time level 5 students.
If you started your first year with us last year, your degree will be awarded
using the revised method only. The next slides explain the two methods.
The Revised Method
For students who have studied 15 credit point modules:
Your degree outcome is calculated from the “best 105 credit points” at level 5
and level 6. Your weakest performance is not considered.
For students who are studying 20 credit point modules:
Your degree outcome is calculated from the “best 100 credit points” at level 5
and level 6. Your weakest performance is not considered.
Your degree outcome is the average mark from your best 100 or 105
credits at Level 5 (@25% weighting) added to the average mark from your
best 100 or 105 credits at Level 6 (75% weighting)
The Former Method
Weighted Average:
Level 5 average (25% weighting)
plus
Level 6 average (75% weighting)
or
Profiling:
The attribution of a weighting to modules in each classification band
(0.25 for level 5 and 0.75 for level 6). A cumulative total of more than 4
in a given classification band secures that classification.
Progression – Continuing
Students
PLEASE NOTE:
A small number of continuing part time students will have started the current
level of their course before September 2012. Some students who have
suspended their studies and returned this year may also be in this position.
These students will be progressed under the former regulations since they are
“part way through” or “making good” a level.
The key differences to the current regs are:
• A module fail threshold of 20% not 30% at all levels
• Different progression requirements
If you are in this position, please speak to your Course Leader for
clarification.
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