The amount and timing of assessment enables effective and appropriate evaluation of students’ achievement of intended learning outcomes.
The University's Assessment Policy states that:
1. Students must be provided with adequate time to review and prepare before assessment.
2. Students must be provided with clear information about the timing of individual assessments. If staff wish to introduce unscheduled assessments (e.g. ’pop quizzes’), this possibility must be clearly stated in the module handbook. [Good practice 2] [Good practice 8]
3. Students must be provided with clear information on the weighting of the assessment tasks as a percentage of the module mark. [Good practice 8]
4. Schools must seek to ensure that students taking part in joint or combined programmes do not experience more assessment than those taking single subjects. [Good practice 10]