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Approved 2007/2008


November 2007

Faculty of Science and Health Derogations to Examination Marks and Standards

Academic Year 2007/2008



All students should ensure that they are fully aware of University Marks and
Standards and the derogations from Marks and Standards that apply to their
p
rogramme of study. If students are unsure of the implications of derogations they
should discuss this with their Module or Programme Co
-
ordinator.



School of Biotechnology


BE101/BE102/BE113 current academic year 2007/2008 only


If students are taking m
odules BE101, BE102 and BE113** for the first time as part of a full
60 credit academic year in 2007/2008 the following rule applies:


At the first attempt modules BE101 and BE102 are added together and averaged in order to
give a result in the ten
-
credit
module BE113. The minimum pass mark for module BE113 is
40%. No minimum pass mark is required in either of the individual sub modules BE101 and
BE102 at the first attempt.
Similarly there is no required minimum mark

in either the exam or
continuous asses
sment portion of each module.


Normal University compensation regulations will apply to the main module BE113 only. If a
student fails to reach a mark of 40% in main module BE113, and is not eligible to compensate
according to University guidelines in modu
le BE113, then they must repeat all of the individual
sub
-
module(s) (BE101 & BE102) where they received a mark of less that 40%.


Students must receive a minimum mark of 40% in any repeated sub
-
module(s). Both BE101
and BE102 must be passed with a mini
mum mark of 40% at a repeat sitting and
compensation will not apply at a repeat sitting. However, the continuous assessment portion
of the mark will be disregarded where it disadvantages the student and only the exam mark
recorded for the repeat module.


**Students who register for modules BE101 and BE102 must also register for the combined
master module BE113 for averaging purposes.


B.Sc. Biotechnology Year 4

Classification of the final degree award is based on final
-
year modules, together with a
contrib
ution of 20% from the 3
rd

year overall mark. If a student fails to complete all 3
rd

year
modules in one sitting, the Year 3 overall mark will be calculated using a mark of 40 in
modules taken more than once and passed.


B.Sc. Biotechnology Year 4

Fourth y
ear students are not permitted to repeat failed Biotechnology modules at the August
sitting of examinations. Students who fail a module must repeat at the next available sitting in
the following academic year.


BE224

A minimum mark of 30% is required in t
he exam element of module BE224.


Application of Result Codes

FX and FW Result codes are not applied to any Biotechnology modules other than BE224


Masters in Bioinformatics

If a student fails a module, the maximum mark achievable in the repeat exam(s) i
s 40%. However,
a student is still eligible for honours despite having to repeat one or more modules. If there is more
than one repeat attempt at a module, students are only eligible for a pass award.
.


Approved 2007/2008


November 2007

Compensation Regulations

The following modules (inclu
ding ‘A’, ‘E’ or ‘M’ versions where appropriate) will
not be
eligible for compensation
. These modules are in addition to those already excluded from
compensation in the University marks and standards e.g. modules with a credit value greater
than 10.








BE1
51

Practical Biology

BE152

Introduction to Experimental Biology

BE205

Data Analysis and Statistics

BE208

Pollution and the Biosphere

BE210

Intro to Biotechnology and Essay

BE225

Fluid Flow and Statistics

BE251

Biochemistry Laboratory

BE252

Microbiol
ogy and Microbial Genetics Laboratory

BE255

Instrumentation for Biotechnologists

BE256

Environmental Biotechnology Labs

BE258

Instrumentation, Computing and Introduction to Bioinformatics

BE258

Instrumentation, Computing & Intro to Bioinformatics

BE27
1

Biochemical Engineering Laboratory I

BE304

Plant Cell Culture

BE306

Commercial Biotechnology

BE307

Forensic Biology

BE331

Science, Ethics and Society

BE351

Practical Analytical, Microbiology and Recombinant DNA

BE352

Cell Biology and Advanced Bioch
emistry Lab

BE353

Bio
-
analytical Practical I

BE371

Biochemical Engineering Laboratory II

BE380

Bioinformatics and Gene Cloning

BE382

Methods in Cell Culture

BE383

Protein Expression, Purification and Analysis

BE384

Immunology Techniques

BE385

Analyt
ical Microbiology

BE409

Environmental Ethics

BE451

Bio
-
processing Laboratory

BE452

Bio
-
analytical Practical II

BE480

Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Biology

BE491

Literature Review and Presentation

BE493

Analytical Science Literature Surv
ey

Approved 2007/2008


November 2007

School of Chemical Sciences


Graduate Diploma / Masters in Instrumental Analysis

Candidates must complete the literature survey in order to obtain the Graduate Diploma. In
order to transfer to the M.Sc. programme candidates must pass all Gradua
te Diploma
modules at the first sitting and get an overall average mark of 50% or more.


Graduate Diploma / Masters in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Analysis


Students wishing to progress from the Graduate Diploma in Chemical and Pharmaceutical
Analysis to t
he Masters in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Analysis must meet the following
criteria:


In order to progress students must attain an overall precision mark of 50% or greater in the
Graduate Diploma.


Students who fail more than two modules on the Graduate Di
ploma will not be eligible to
progress to the Masters. These students are eligible to repeat failed modules and complete
the Graduate Diploma in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Analysis.


Students who fail two or less modules will have an opportunity to repea
t these modules and a
maximum mark of 40% will be awarded in the repeat. In order to progress to the Masters
students must pass failed modules at the first repeat sitting. Students who do not pass the
module at the first repeat sitting will not be eligi
ble to progress to the Masters.


Students will be given the opportunity and time during Semester III and IV to work on their
project however they will not formally register for the project until they meet the criteria
outlined above and progress to the Mas
ters in June of year 2


Graduate Diploma / Masters in Science Education

In order to transfer to the M.Sc. programme candidates must pass all Graduate Diploma
modules at the first sitting and get an overall average mark of 50% or more.



B.Sc. Analytical Sc
ience & B.Sc. Chemical & Pharmaceutical Science Year 4 Year Three
Contribution

Classification of the final degree award is based on final
-
year modules, together with a
contribution of 25% from the 3
rd

year overall mark. If a student fails to complete all
3
rd

year
modules in one sitting, the Year 3 overall mark will be calculated using the original (failed)
mark in modules taken more than once and passed.



Application of Result Codes

FX and FW Result codes are not currently applied within the School of Che
mical Sciences to
modules belonging to the School.


B.Sc. Analytical Science, B.Sc. Environmental Science and Health & B.Sc. Chemical &
Pharmaceutical Science Year 4

Fourth year students are not permitted to repeat failed Chemical Science modules at the
A
ugust sitting of examinations. Students who fail a module must repeat at the next available
sitting in the following academic year.


Compensation Regulations

The following modules (including ‘A’, ‘E’ or ‘M’ versions where appropriate) will
not be
eligible

for compensation
. These modules are in addition to those already excluded from
compensation in the University marks and standards e.g. modules with a credit value greater
than 10.


Approved 2007/2008


November 2007






















CS151

Chemistry Laboratory

CS251

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

CS252

O
rganic Chemistry Laboratory

CS253

Physical Chemistry Laboratory

CS254

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

CS255

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

CS256

Physical Chemistry Laboratory

CS257

Chemistry Laboratory

CS258

Environmental Chemistry Labs

CS351

Analysis

of Organic and Inorganic Species

CS352

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

CS353

Physical Chemistry Laboratory

CS354

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

CS355

Chemistry Laboratory

CS356

Analytical Laboratory

CS357

Pharmaceutical Laboratory


Approved 2007/2008


November 2007

School of Mathematical Sciences


Masters in Financial and Industrial Maths

Honours classification is based on the weighted calculation of main modules MS570 and
MS571and project only. If a main module is failed (less than 40%), all failed component
m
odules (below 40) must be repeated by repeating the corresponding exam(s) the award is
then capped at a pass. No more than three attempts at any exam are allowed.


MS510 Project Module

The project module MS510 cannot be repeated.

If the project moderatio
n meeting agrees a mark of less than 40 in this module for a student,
the programme coordinator will inform them of this by email, and give them the opportunity to
resubmit the same project; at least four weeks will be given before this resubmission is due
.
The programme coordinator will also arrange for the project to be reassessed in time for
consideration by the autumn Progressions and Awards Board. The reassessment will include
an oral examination.



B.Sc. Mathematical Sciences

The project module MS409

can be repeated only once.


If the summer Progression and Awards Board fails students in this module, the programme
coordinator will contact these students by email, giving them the opportunity to resubmit the
same project; at least four weeks will be giv
en before this resubmission is due. The
programme coordinator will also arrange for the project to be reassessed in time for
consideration by the autumn Progressions and Awards Board. The reassessment will include
an oral examination. A students who decide
s not to resubmit the same project in this way, will
have to undertake a different project in the next academic year.


Application of Result Codes

Students are not required to repeat failed continuous assessment elements in MS modules
once results have be
en officially recorded. Hence the application of the FW result code is not
required.


Final Year Repeat Examinations

Level 4 Mathematics Modules are available in the Autumn Diet of Examinations for repeat if
necessary.


Compensation Regulations

The follow
ing modules (including ‘A’, ‘E’ or ‘M’ versions where appropriate) will
not be
eligible for compensation
. These modules are in addition to those already excluded from
compensation in the University marks and standards e.g. modules with a credit value grea
ter
than 10.









MS409

Year Four Project

Approved 2007/2008


November 2007

School of Physical Sciences


PS122, PS123 & PS113

No minimum pass mark is required in either of the individual sub modules PS122 and PS123.
The result in the ten credit main module PS113** is calculated bas
ed on the average of sub
-
modules PS122 and PS123. The minimum pass mark for module PS113 is 40%. University
compensation regulations apply to the main module PS113 only.


If a student fails to reach a mark of 40% in main module PS113, and is not eligible

to
compensate according to University guidelines in module PS113, then they must repeat
all

the failed individual sub
-
module(s) (PS122 & PS123). A failed sub
-
module is considered a
sub
-
module with a mark of less than 40%.


Following the repeat sitting

of the failed element the average of modules PS122 and PS123
will be recalculated and a repeat mark awarded in the main module PS113.


There is no requirement in the repeat diet to attain a minimum mark in either sub
-
element
PS122 or PS123. The pass m
ark for the main module PS1113 at the repeat sitting is 40%.


**
**Students who register for modules PS122 and PS123 must also register for the combined
master module PS113 for averaging purposes.



B.Sc. Applied Physics, B.Sc. Physics with a Language, & B.
Sc. Physics with
Astronomy. Year 4

Main Modules PS439, PS440, PS444, PS445, PS447 and PS448 are calculated as an
average of the theory sub
-
modules taken.


The minimum pass mark in each main module is
40%.


There is no minimum pass mark required in each sub
-
module. Compensation is
permitted on one main module where the mark is no lower than 35% in the main module and
the student has achieved a precision mark of 45% or greater.



B.Sc. Applied Physics, B.Sc. Physics with a Language, & B.Sc. Physics with
Astro
nomy, B.Sc. Physics with Biomedical Sciences. All Years

The final module mark will be computed by combining final examination mark with weighted
continuous assessment mark. There is no stipulation that students must attain a minimum
mark in either the exa
mination or CA element this applies to all modules taught to the B.Sc.
Applied Physics,

B.Sc. Physics with Biomedical Sciences, B.Sc. Physics with a Language, &
B.Sc. Physics with Astronomy.


Result Codes

FX and FW Result codes are not currently applied wi
thin the School of Physical Sciences to
any module taught to the B.Sc. Applied Physics, B.Sc. Physics with a Language, & B.Sc.
Physics with Astronomy.


B.Sc. Applied Physics, B.Sc. Physics with a Language, & B.Sc. Physics with
Astronomy, B.Sc. Physics with

Biomedical Sciences. Year 4

Classification of the final degree award is based on final
-
year modules, together with a
contribution of 20% from the 3
rd

year overall mark. If a student fails to complete all 3
rd

year
modules in one sitting, the Year 3 overal
l mark will be calculated using a mark of 40 in
modules taken more than once and passed.


B.Sc. Applied Physics, B.Sc. Physics with a Language, & B.Sc. Physics with
Astronomy, B.Sc. Physics with Biomedical Sciences. Year 4

Students in AP4, PHA4, PF4 and PG
4 and PBM4 may not take examinations in the repeat
examination diet in August. Should students in these classes fail, defer or be absent from an
examination in either the semester one or semester two diets of examinations, their next
opportunity to take th
is examination will be in the following academic year.

Approved 2007/2008


November 2007


B.Sc. Science Education Year 4

In relation to individual modules on the SE interdisciplinary programme, it was agreed at the
School Teaching Meeting (21
st

November 2007) that specific derogations woul
d be applied on
a module level according to the School to which they belong. E.G. Module derogations for
the School of Physical Sciences will apply to all PS modules, Module derogations for the
School of Chemical Sciences will apply to all CS modules and
so forth.


B.Sc. Science Education Year 4

Year Three Contribution

Classification of the final degree award is based on final
-
year modules, together with a
contribution of 20% from the 3
rd

year overall mark. If a student fails to complete all 3
rd

year
modu
les in one sitting, the Year 3 overall mark will be calculated using a mark of 40 in
modules taken more than once and passed.


Teaching Practice Modules

SE2 TP (ES216) is pass/fail
-

the pass mark boundary lies at a notional 50%

SE3 TP (ES305) is graded on

a scale from 0 to 100, and the pass mark is 50%.


Grad Cert / M.Sc. in Plasma and Vacuum Studies

On the recommendation of the External Examiner it was agreed that students be required to
achieve a mark of 40% in both the exam element and in the continual
assessment element of
modules PS508, PS509, PS510 PS511, PS512, PS513 and PS514. The overall pass mark
for each of these modules remains as 50%. The amendment to the required pass mark for
the continual assessment element will come into effect from Semes
ter II of the current
academic year 2007/2008.


Compensation Regulations

The following modules (including ‘A’, ‘E’ or ‘M’ versions where appropriate) will
not be
eligible for compensation
. These modules are in addition to those already excluded from
com
pensation in the University marks and standards e.g. modules with a credit value greater
than 10.



























ES216

Microteaching and Teaching Practice

ES305

Teaching Practice & Preparation

PS151

Laboratory I

PS153

Physics Laboratory for General Science

PS156

Physics Laboratory for Science Ed I

PS251

Laboratory II General Physics

PS251

Laboratory II General Physics

PS253

Laboratory Project I

PS253

Laboratory Project I

PS254

Physics Laboratory

PS255

Physics Laboratory II (Science Education)

PS256

Environ
mental Physics Labs

PS310

Astronomical Techniques

PS351

Physics Laboratory V

PS352

Physics Lab III (Science Education)

PS151

Laboratory I

PS153

Physics Laboratory for General Science

Approved 2007/2008


November 2007

School of Health and Human Performance


In
accordance with University Marks and Standards in an instance where a student is within
0.5% of a borderline grade they will automatically be awarded the higher grade. If a student
mark is greater than 0.5% and less than or equal to 1.0% from a borderline

grade and the
preponderance of the individual module marks fall into the higher grade the candidate will be
considered for award of the higher grade.


In addition to this when candidates within the School of Health and Human Performance who
have a mark
greater than 1% but less than or equal to 2% from a borderline grade, and on
combination of year 3 and year 4 results he or she has the equivalent of 60 credits within the
higher grade bracket will be eligible for consideration for award of the higher grad
e. This
decision is at the discretion of the Progression Award Board


B.Sc. Sport Science and Health

Classification of the final degree award is based on final
-
year modules, together with a
contribution of 25% from the 3
rd

year overall mark.

If a stude
nt fails to complete all 3
rd

year modules in one sitting, the Year 3 overall mark will be
calculated using a mark of 40 in modules taken more than once and passed.


“In exceptional circumstances, the PAB may allow a student who fails a single module
to pro
gress to the next level of study (in line with paragraph 57e Marks and Standards).
If this applies to levels two/three then the student who has been admitted to level three
is not eligible to apply for the INTRA programme until they have successfully
comp
leted the module in question”



B.Sc. Athletic Training and Therapy

No compensation will be allowed

in either the continual assessment or the end of semester
exam for the following modules:

SS218

Injuries 1

SS219

Injuries 2

SS310

Injuries 3

SS313

Injuri
es 4

SSXX

First Aid and Emergency Care

SSXX

Case Presentations and Special Populations

Pass marks for each module, both continual assessment and examination, will be 40%


The final degree classification will be based on the following weighting:

Semester 3

and semester 4:

19%

Semester 5 and semester 6

54%



Semester 8:

27%


B.Sc. PE with Biology


Teaching Practice Modules

PEB Teaching Practice (ES216) is pass/fail
-

the pass mark boundary lies at a notional 50%


Compensation Regulations

The fol
lowing modules (including ‘A’, ‘E’ or ‘M’ versions where appropriate) will
not be
eligible for compensation
. These modules are in addition to those already excluded from
compensation in the University marks and standards e.g. modules with a credit value g
reater
than 10.








ES216

Microteaching and Teaching Practice

Approved 2007/2008


November 2007