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Assessment for Taught Programmes

In this section, you can find out more on the assessment rules and practices at King’s. These regulations and policies apply to taught programmes or taught components of research awards at King’s and should be read in conjunction with programme and module specifications. There are rules governing assessment; the responsibilities of examiners; marking; mitigating circumstances; and the penalties that are applied for the late submission of coursework.

Assessment Boards and Sub-Boards are responsible for ensuring that examination and assessment procedures are carried out in accordance with academic regulations and academic policies in a fair and impartial manner. 

This chapter includes regulations on: 

  • assessment rules for taught programmes or taught components of research awards
  • responsibilities of examiners
  • the rules governing marking and the corresponding pass marks for different level modules
  • alternative assessment
  • mitigating circumstances and deferral
  • late submission of coursework
  • marking and pass marks
  • reassessment
  • intellectual property

Please note: Assessment and Feedback for Postgraduate Research Awards can be found in Chapter 6: Framework for Postgraduate Research Awards.

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For queries on the regulations, please contact Academic Regulations, Quality & Standards:


Not sure of any of the terms used? Please refer to our Glossary page for more information

Further Information


Information on requesting an exemption for students on UG and PGT...