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Marking Procedures

Marking Procedures

Your assessed work will be graded using reduced scale step marking which is a marking scheme that uses a restricted number of marks with the 0-100% range.  Reduced scale stepped marking will provide you with greater clarity about the quality of your work. It will allow clearer comparisons between marks attained in one course unit and another.  Reduced scale stepped marking is also intended to allow excellence to be appropriately rewarded.  Markers are encouraged to reward the best quality work with the highest marks, using the full mark range, but this doesn’t always happen.  Reduced scale stepped marking will help markers to make greater use of the full range of marks at the upper and lower ends of the scale, thus ensuring that marks reflect the quality of the work presented.

Reduced Scale Step Marking - a guide for undergraduates