Academic Board exercises powers and duties to maintain and enhance the academic quality of the
College’s academic provision and to assure academic standards for all of its awards.
Academic calendar dates as approved by Academic Board which include the dates for the Academic
Year, Welcome Week, Teaching Dates and Examination Periods.
Awarded to a student who has exhausted all opportunities, failed to meet the criteria for award and
is not eligible for an exit award.
Academic staff of the College include Professors, Readers, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers. This may
also include appropriately qualified and trained staff, provided that they have a current honorary
contract with the College.
Academic Standards Sub-Committee (ASSC)
The Academic Standards Sub-Committee is responsible for advising College Education Committee
The strategic development of assessment policy and regulation
The level of college compliance with the assessment framework
The extent to which assessment policies are transparent, fair, impartial, consistent and
compliant with the values of King’s
Formerly known as College Assessment and Standards Committee, CASC
A degree which may be awarded to a final year student in certain circumstances.
A partnership arrangement whereby cohorts of students who satisfy academic criteria on a
programme offered by a Partner are automatically entitled to be considered for admission with
advanced standing (with or without RPL) to a subsequent stage of the specified programme or
whereby selected students, who have met the admissions criteria, may be granted entry from a
programme of study offered by another institution/body to a specified programme of study at the
College without advanced standing.
Methods or tools used to evaluate a student’s learning or progression. Examples include, but are
not limited to: examinations, coursework, class tests, presentations.
Assessment Boards are responsible for ensuring that examination and assessment procedures within
the faculty are carried out in accordance with college regulations and those governing the
programmes registered within the faculty. Formerly known as Faculty Assessment Boards
Assessment Sub-Boards are responsible for ensuring that examination and assessment procedures
for the award for which it is responsible are carried out in accordance with Academic Regulations,
Academic Policies and other relevant College regulations in a fair and impartial manner
A degree, diploma or certificate (undergraduate or postgraduate) awarded following successful
completion of a recognised programme of study.
Also known as: degree, diploma, certificate, testamur
The rules and methods used to determine the award of undergraduate and taught postgraduate
The College offers teaching and research at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate
research levels, leading to a range of awards.
Another institution where the College has an agreement in place for offering a learning opportunity