Any examination must lead to a grade or an expression of assessment. Meaning that the grade should be set in one of two ways; either “Pass” or “Fail”, or as a letter by scale A, B, C, D, E, F.
Below you find the general, qualitative descriptions of the criteria used in the assessment of examinations.
An excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a very high degree of independent thinking.
A very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.
A good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in the most important areas.
A satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
A performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
A performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.