This procedure refers to internal assessments/coursework (process and results) for externally accredited qualifications. It also covers controlled assessments which are internally marked and externally moderated.
As controlled assessments are internally assessed and externally marked, the awarding body procedures for remarking do not apply.
Internal appeals should be undertaken prior to the submission of the marks to the Awarding Body.
This procedure refers to the systems and processes used to reach internal assessment decisions. It does not refer to the actual marks or grades submitted by City Lit for moderation by the Awarding Body (see below).
Once the Awarding Body has moderated the internal marks their decision is final.
(Refer below for information on appeals for externally marked examinations or controlled assessments which are purely externally marked by the awarding body.)
City Lit’s commitment
Under the QCA’s Code of Practice for conducting external qualifications City Lit is committed to ensuring the following:
- Internal assessments are conducted by staff who have the appropriate knowledge, understanding and skills. This includes attending any compulsory training sessions.
- Candidate’s assessment evidence will be authenticated and then presented in line with each subject area’s specifications.
- Internal standardisation ensures that internal assessment has a consistent approach as set out by the Awarding Bodies.
- Student appeals
If during your course you have concerns about the procedures used in assessing your internally marked work for final accreditation (e.g. coursework / portfolio / projects / controlled assessments – this can include the final assessment decisions for internally marked work) or the judgements made, you should:
- See your Course Tutor for clarification and advice.
- Log your appeal in writing to the Head of Programme Area if, subsequently you wish to appeal against our internal assessment procedures.
- Log your appeal within two weeks of receiving your internal mark/grade.
- Programme Area obligations
On receipt of a written appeal, programme areas will:
- Ensure an investigation is instigated by the Head of Programme Area and the Head of Faculty.
- Investigate and consider whether the procedures used in the internal assessment conform to the requirements of the Awarding Body.
- Inform the learner in writing of the outcome of the appeal in a timely manner.
- Include in our response details of relevant communication with the Awarding Body and of any steps taken to further protect the interests of the candidate.
- Written examinations and final grade/marks
This procedure does not apply to written examination results or appeals against Awarding Body decisions. For further information on this, contact the Examinations Officer within two weeks of receiving your final result.
Final decisions on all results remain with the Awarding Body.