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CRITERIA FOR MARKING

Marks will be awarded in the following range and according to the following criteria:

Grade A (70+)

Good knowledge of primary texts (where applicable) and wide reading of secondary literature. All sources accurately acknowledged. Clear presentation of argument.  Issues clearly understood and sound critical judgement exercised in assessment.  Originality of approach.

 

Grade B (60-69)

Good knowledge of primary texts (where applicable) and wide reading of secondary literature.  All sources accurately acknowledged.  Clear presentation of argument. Issues clearly understood and sound critical judgement exercised in assessment. 

 

Grade C (50-59)

Basic knowledge of primary texts (where applicable) and adequate reading of secondary sources.  All sources acknowledged.  Attempt at presenting argument.  Fundamental issues understood and some critical comment offered.

 

Grade D (40-49)

Basic knowledge of primary texts (where applicable) and adequate reading of secondary sources.  All sources acknowledged.  Direction of argument not clear.  Fundamental issues understood but little or no critical assessment attempted.

 

FAIL (less than 40)

No evidence of acquaintance with primary sources and inadequate reading of secondary sources.  Sources not acknowledged (plagiarism).  Argument not presented or incoherent.  Fundamental issues not understood.  No pertinent critical assessment.

 

For persons who entered during the past two years, the new marking scheme would be as detailed in the Handbook of the Faculty of Humanities and Education. In summary, the ranges are as follows:

 

            Grade              Percentage                 out of 20                           out of 25

            A- to A+            70-100                  14 - 20                      17.5 - 25

            B- to B+            60-69                    12-13.8                     15-17.25

            C- to C+            50-59                   10-11.8                      12.5-14.75

            D to D+             40-49                     8 - 9.8                      10 - 12.25

               F                     0-39                     0 - 7.8                       0 - 9.75

 

THE OLD MARKING SCHEME APPLIES TO PERSONS ADMITTED UNDER THAT SYSTEM. THIS MEANS LEVELIII STUDENTS AND SOME PART-TIME LEVEL II STUDENTS. PLEASE CONSULT STAFF.

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