The School provides a fair and transparent system of assessment: of individual elements, of modules and degrees, using the University scale of marking. The general criteria for marking used by the School are available on this web site; criteria for assessing individual elements and levels, including dissertations are also published. These can be found by clicking the appropriate list displayed on the left hand corner of this page.
No module taught in the School has examination as a component worth more than 50% of the module assessment. Other methods of assessment used are: essays, portfolios, dissertations, projects (group or individual), oral presentations and student peer assessment. Assessment for each module is outlined with each module description.
Submission of Coursework
All coursework is submitted to and recorded by staff in the School Office. As far as possible, coursework is marked anonymously and should therefore have the standard cover sheet attached.
The only exception to this is the submission of Level 1 Archaeology or Palaeoecology practicals which are normally collected at the end of each class by the co-ordinator unless extra time is permitted for completion. Students are informed of the latest date by which these practicals can then be handed in to the School Office. No receipt is issued.
Work submitted after the deadline is date-stamped and where there are mitigating circumstances, the student completes an 'Exemption from penalty' form.