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Assessment and Coursework


Please note that the following section refers to King's Foundations’ year-long programmes. Students studying on a Pre-sessional course should refer to relevant sections of the Pre-sessional programme specific information. 


All assessment dates for the 2020-21 academic year can be found under KIF Assessment Dates 2020/21. Students are required to review this information carefully and manage their study time accordingly and in line with the given dates.

Please note that all examinations are typically conducted in the UK. However, under exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to take replacement or resit exams in a British Council overseas office.


Students with disabilities or learning difficulties

Students with disabilities or learning difficulties can apply for Personalised Assessment Arangements, granted they can provide proven medical evidence to explain their condition and support their application. All students, who consider themselves disabled and cannot sit their examinations in regular exam conditions, should review the weblink above and speak to their Personal Tutor or should ask their Student Experience Officer for further guidance and relevant support.

Please note that it is the students' responsibility to notify the College of any circumstances that can prevent them from adhering to the King's assessment rules and regulations. 


Marking Process

All examinations scripts and summatively assessed essays are marked and subject to further adjudication under the terms of the College Marking Framework. A sample of marked essays and examination scripts are double-marked, including all Fail scripts and assignments. They are then sent on to an external examiner. The external examiner and Departmental Programme Board make a final recommendation on the mark obtained. These marks are then sent for ratification by the College.  In line with College regulations you will not be told who the internal and external markers are.


Withdrawal from an Examination

Should you wish to withdraw from an examination you must discuss this with your Personal Tutor in the first instance. This must be done at least seven days prior to the examination. You are strongly advised not to withdraw from an examination unless there are exceptional circumstances as all modules count towards your oveall grade.

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