28.   Processing and Recording Marks

The unit mark 

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

28.2       For the purposes of awarding credit for, or in non-modular programmes ‘passing’, an individual unit the mark for each unit is rounded to the nearest integer.

28.3      For the purposes of determining whether a must-pass element has been passed, the mark is rounded to the nearest integer.

28.4      For the purposes of determining progression from year to year, the actual unit mark is used to calculate the average year mark.

28.5      For the purposes of determining the final programme mark and degree classification, the actual unit mark is used to calculate the final programme mark.

28.6      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 year mark/taught component mark (so to determine progression) or the final programme mark (so to determine degree classification).

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

The year mark in undergraduate programmes

28.8         For the purposes of determining progression, specifically for the application of 29.12 and 29.14.2, the overall mark achieved for the year in undergraduate programmes is calculated by averaging the weighted unit marks and rounding the result to the nearest integer.

28.9         Units that are pass/fail do not contribute towards the calculation of the year mark, but must be passed for the purposes of progression / completion.

28.10      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 a 1/6 of the whole year mark, if the student has to achieve 120 credit points during the year.

See Annex 12 for an example of this calculation.