Additional Course Outline Information
Marks and Grades
The Department uses the following scale to covert marks into grades:
100 – 90 A+ 65 – 69.9 B-
85 – 89.9 A 60 – 64.9 C+
80 – 84.9 A- 55 – 59.9 C
75 – 79.9 B+ 50 – 54.9 C-
70 – 74.9 B Below 50 D/E
The Department reserves the right to adjust this mark/grade conversion. This will occur only when deemed necessary and such adjustments will not be made to the detriment of a student’s grade.
Reconsideration of in-term test marks and final Grades
For in-term tests students should, in the first instance, speak to the course co-ordinator about their grades. If they cannot reach an agreeable solution, students should then speak to the Head of the Department (Prof. Roger Reeves, email@example.com). For final grades students can appeal any decision made. You can apply at the Registry to appeal within 4 weeks of the end of the semester. Be aware that there are time limits for each step of the appeals process.
If you feel that illness, injury, bereavement or other critical circumstances has prevented you from completing an item of assessment or affected your performance, you should complete an aegrotat application form, available from the Registry or the Student Health and Counselling Service. This should be within seven days of the due date for the required work or the date of the examination. In the case of illness or injury, medical consultation should normally have taken place shortly before or within 24 hours after the due date for the required work, or the date of the test or examination. For further details on aegrotat applications, please refer to the Enrolment Handbook. You have the right to appeal any decision made, including aegrotat decisions.
Missing of Tests
In rare cases a student will not be able to sit a test. In such cases, the student should consult with the course co-ordinator to the Head of Department to arrange alternative procedures. This must be done well in advance of the set date for the test.
Late work will not be accepted more than 2 days past the deadline. All late work less than two days late will be marked and 10% of the total mark will be subtracted.