37.  Processing and Recording Marks

The unit mark  

37.1   The mark for each individual unit is calculated as the weighted average of the marks for each of its constituent assessments.

37.2   For the purposes of awarding credit for an individual unit, the mark for each unit is rounded to the nearest integer.

37.3   For the purposes of determining progression from the taught component to the dissertation stage, the actual unit mark is used to calculate the taught component mark.

37.4   The final unit mark should be displayed as the calculated rounded integer, unless required by a board of examiners for the purposes of calculating the taught component mark so to determine progression or classification.

37.5   Students should receive the scores for each assessment, as well as their overall rounded unit mark.

The taught component mark

37.6      For the purposes of determining progression from the taught component to the dissertation stage, specifically the application of 38.12 and classification, the overall mark achieved for the taught component is calculated by averaging the weighted unit marks and rounding the result to the nearest integer.

37.7      Units that are pass/fail will not contribute towards the calculation of the taught component mark, but must be passed for the purposes of progression / completion.

37.8      The weighting given to the unit mark will correspond to the credit point value of the unit, e.g. the mark for a 20-credit point unit would be 1/6 of the taught component mark, if the student must achieve 120 credit points. See Annex 11 for an example of this calculation.

37.9      Progression to the dissertation stage is normally only permitted on the satisfactory completion of the taught component. There is no compensation between the taught component and the dissertation (i.e. a mark in the taught component cannot compensate for a lower mark in the dissertation, and vice versa). The dissertation may be suspended at the discretion of the relevant Board of Examiners if the result from the taught component is unsatisfactory.