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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Re-assessing Graded Units

I had an interesting discussion this morning, among colleagues in other subject areas, about the rules for resubmitting Graded Units, either to convert a fail to a pass or to upgrade a result.

We found some useful guidance on this topic in a document entitled Guidance on the Implementation of Graded Units in HNC/Ds [PDF]. There is information on page 23 (about project-based GUs) and page 31 (about exam-based GUs). The key thing is that the re-assessment is based on a substantially different project or examination. It's up to centres whether re-assessment will be offered, and how much is charged, and suggests at least one opportunity for re-assessment is built into the programme.

Contact Caroline for more information about the Graded Units in Computing awards.

2 comments:

  1. A useful steer - thanks.

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  2. We (SQA people) had a discussion about the number of attempts that centres could offer students. There does not seem to be any specific guidance, but one resubmission seems to be implied and seems reasonable.

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