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Exam results

Undergraduate students

For undergraduate students, examination results and final degree classifications will be made available on your online student records page as soon as is feasible after the meetings of the Assessment Sub-Boards and Faculty Assessment Boards of Examiners. These boards meet several times a year.

For exams taken in May, projects submitted in March and various other forms of assessment, the final approval of results is likely to be in early July. Notification that your examination results are available will be emailed to you in July by Registry Services along with information on your progression and details of any resits granted to you. Please note that final marks for Study Abroad students and some intercollegiate modules can be late and miss the July deadline, therefore ratification can only take place in September.  This will have an impact on graduation dates.

For exams taken in August, the final approval of exam results is likely to be in early September. Notification that your examination results are available will be emailed to you by Registry Services along with information on your progression and details of any resitshttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/quality/academic/assessment/CScore.pdf granted to you.

For exams taken in January, the practice varies.

  • For students taking 4CCM111A OR 7CCMFM01U, the final or provisional results should be available in February.

  • For students taking informatics modules, the final approval of results may only take place in July but the department releases at least provisional results to students following the January examinations, normally in late March. The results will be shown as provisional and subject to ratification by the Assessment Sub-Board of Examiners and the Faculty Assessment Board of Examiners at their next meetings. This means that further scrutiny of the marking process still needs to take place.  It is not possible to appeal against the marks at this point as marks are liable to change. Any academic enquiries that arise from these provisional results should be directed to your personal tutor.

Please do not contact the College or the Department asking to be told your results over the telephone; Data Protection restrictions do not permit staff to disclose your results in this way.

Calculating Your Degree Result (BSc and MSci)

The C-Score is a formula used to calculate the final degree classification for King's students.  This is explained in the document to the right.  Using the C-Score Spreadsheet you can enter your results which allows you to see the calculation in action:

The spreadsheet applies to students with a standard module load.  If you are taking additional modules,you should add additional rows with the correct module level weighting and credit value.

Postgraduate taught students

For postgraduate students, examination results and final degree classifications will be made available on your online student records page as soon as is feasible after the meetings of the Assessment Sub-Boards and Faculty Assessment Boards of Examiners. These boards meet several times a year.

For exams taken in May, projects submitted in March and various other forms of assessment, the final approval of results is likely to be in early July. Notification that your examination results are available will be emailed to you in July by Registry Services along with information on your progression and details of any resits granted to you. Please note that marks for some intercollegiate modules can be late and miss the July deadline and only be ratified finally in October or November.

For exams taken in August and projects submitted in September the final approval of exam results and of the award of degrees is likely to be in late October or early November. Notification that examination results are available will be emailed to you by ARC along with information on your progression and details of any resits granted to you.

For exams taken in January (such as 7CCMMS30, 7CCMFM01T) provisional results will be made available in February with final results being available in March or April.

Please do not contact the College or the Department asking to be told your results over the telephone; Data Protection restrictions do not permit staff to disclose your results in this way.

Debtors

Under no circumstances will your results be released (nor will you be able to obtain references from members of staff) if you have unpaid debts in respect of tuition fees.


If the debt persists for more than a week, students lose access to all KCL services (e.g. KEATS, KCL email). This is a College process and is out of the Department's control.

Reinstating these services takes five working days from payment of the debt, and may result in missing coursework submission deadlines (resulting in a 0% mark) and important communication from the College and the Department. If you need any advice on payments, you can contact Credit Control for student fee payments.

Where a student misses an examination or assessment deadline as a result of suspension then the student will not be considered to have attempted that examination or coursework, and will not be recorded as having missed an “attempt” with a mark of zero. Students who subsequently have their suspension lifted will be permitted to sit the examination or other form of assessment at the next available opportunity without further penalty. If you have missed an assessment due to suspension and have had the suspension lifted and are uncertain when you will be reassessed please contact your Programme Administrator or Exam Board Chair for further advice and to ensure your assessment records are up to date.

If you need any financial assistance, you can refer to the Funding Office, who will be able to give you advice.

Useful links:

Fee amounts for returning students

Undergraduate tuition fees (internal)

Postgraduate tuition fees (internal)

What if I don't agree with my results?

All students at King’s have the right to request a review of a decision of a Board of Examiners. However a decision of a Board of Examiners cannot be challenged on academic grounds, that is to say because your view of your performance in any examination or assessment differs from that of the Board. There are two valid reasons for requesting a review of results by the relevant Board of Examiners:

  • Your assessment may have been adversely affected by mitigating circumstances, such as illness, that you were unable or, for valid reasons, unwilling to divulge before the Board of Examiners reached its decision.

  • There is clear evidence of a significant administrative error on the part of the College or that the examination was not conducted in accordance with the Instructions/Regulations.

If either of these reasons apply, you may complete and submit a Stage 1 Appeal Form, which will be forwarded to the relevant Board of Examiners for consideration. Please ensure you have read the appeal form carefully, it will not be considered by the appeals committee if it is not properly completed.

Can I see my exam scripts?

You can now request scripts from all written examinations if you want to better understand your marks for a particular assessment.

You can request a scanned copy of your exam script normally once your marks for that module have been formally ratified by the Assessment Boards and published on Student Records.  In some cases you may be able to view your script after provisional marks have been released, prior to the Assessment Board meeting, if this is the case you will be notified separately when you receive your provisional marks.  Once the scripts are available they can be requested at any time during your period of study.

You should complete the form available online from this page to request your scripts, any queries should be sent to nms-examscripts@kcl.ac.uk

To avoid delays in processing, make sure you complete the form in full.  Your script will normally be sent to you at your KCL email address within 14 days of your request.

Whilst you may find it useful to see your script please remember that:   

  • Generic feedback and, where appropriate, solutions, will be available via the online exam feedback system, on webpages or on KEATS, as advertised in your department.
  • The Department cannot comment on the marking of individual students' exams.
  • You may ask the module lecturer to go through exam questions with you if you have specific questions to address (not normally your personal tutor as noted in some information), students should contact the module lecturer directly to arrange this and should be aware that staff may be away in July and August so might respond more slowly than in term time.  The purpose of such a meeting would be to help you understand better why you received a particular mark, it is not to review or challenge the mark assigned.
  • All exams are marked according to an approved marking model from the College Marking Framework, details are available in your handbook, and overall marking quality is checked by examiners from other universities.
  • Multiple Choice Question tests (MCQs) are not included in this process – but you should still receive generic feedback for this assessment.
  • The marks shown on the script for questions and parts of questions are for the purpose of assigning a raw mark for the exam - this raw mark is then altered through the moderation process before a final mark is assigned for the whole exam script.  Please note that these marks are not intended as a form of feedback - this will only inform you of the breakdown of raw marks by question.
  • Please remember that you can always meet with your lecturer to talk through the exam paper; you do not need to see your script to do this.

You should note that decisions of Boards of Examiners cannot be challenged on academic grounds.  This means that if you disagree with the marks given for certain questions, which are based on the judgement of the examiner, you can’t appeal on this basis.  Scripts will not be re-marked and marks will not change following their ratification at the Assessment Board.  If you believe you have found an error in the marking of your script (for instance incorrect addition of marks, an unmarked page/question) please contact your programme administrator in the first instance.  If you are considering appealing your examination results you should familiarise yourself with the Stage One Appeal form.  Furthermore, you do not require copies of your scripts in order to submit an appeal.  You should also contact KCLSU, who provide impartial advice to students and assistance with the appeals process.

 

 


21 August 2018

 

 

 

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