The AKC programme is assessed by lecture attendance.
Lecture attendance is demonstrated by successfully completing a short, qualitative quiz after each lecture.
Each quiz consists of two reflective questions. Students are not expected to spend more than 5-10 minutes per quiz.
Previous quiz questions have included:
Describe something new you learned from this lecture?
How important were dreams for early Islam?
What do you find most interesting about the Book of Lamentations, drawing on this lecture?
In order to pass each Semester's lecture series, students must demonstrate their attendance at four out of nine lectures per series (i.e. successfully complete the quizzes for a minimum of four out of nine lectures per Semester).
In order to pass each academic year, students must meet the minimum attendance requirements for both lecture series (i.e. successfully complete the quizzes for a minimum of four lectures in Semester 1 and a minimum of four lectures in Semester 2).
Quizzes for campus-based students are released at 12 noon on Mondays (as soon as the live lecture begins) and remain open for two weeks.
Quizzes for distance learning students are released at 12 noon on Fridays (as soon as the lecture video is released) and remain open for two weeks.
Guidance on completing quiz questions is available on the AKC KEATS area.
Students who complete a minimum of eight quizzes in a Semester will receive a Dean's Commendation in recognition of their commitment to the programme.
Optional essays and prizes
Students who wish to explore a lecture series in more depth will have the option to submit an essay at the end of each Semester. Essay questions will be released at the end of each term.
Essays will also be considered for an AKC prize.
Students who submit optional essays may also receive a Dean's Commendation in recognition of their commitment to the AKC programme.
Catch-up weeks, allowing students access to lectures and quizzes, will operate at the end of each term for students who will not meet the attendance requirement (i.e. a minimum of four lectures per term) due to mitigating circumstances.
Please contact us to apply for mitigation. Supporting evidence (e.g. a doctor's note or letter from a personal tutor) will be required.
If you require additional support due to your circumstances, please contact the AKC Office as soon as possible.
Please note: the catch-up facility will normally only be made available to students who will not meet the requirements to pass the Semester (i.e. students who have completed three or fewer lecture quizzes).