Policy and Guidelines
The policy (www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_383677_en.pdf) is non prescriptive to allow Schools to establish their own systems to be applied to all courses for which they are responsible. Standards should include, but not restricted to the following:
- All students to receive a mark/grade for each summative examination
- Feedback should be linked to intended learning outcomes and marking criteria
- Individual feedback to all students is not expected to be the norm. School will indicate the degree to which individual feedback will be available. However, individual feedback should be made available on request.
- Generic feedback must be provided following all summative examinations
Students should be made aware that all results are provisional and subject to External Examiner scrutiny.
Feedback following summative examinations should be provided for the reasons stated and is not intended to facilitate appeals or the challenging of academic judgement.
For the Attention of
School Learning and Teaching Committees
College Learning and Teaching Committees and Board of Studies
All staff responsible for summative examinations
All UG and PGT students undertaking summative examinations
Approval and Amendments
Date effective from: Session 2014-15 (Spring diet)
Recommended by: Learning and Teaching Committee, 2 April 2014
Endorsed by: Education Policy and Strategy Committee, 30 April 2014
Ratified by: Senate, 5 June 2014
To be reviewed: Following Spring 2015 diet to identify any necessary changes for introduction in 2015-16