For assessors: How to award a lower level

For assessors: How to award a lower level

If you are marking a project and part way through you feel it is not of the standard it was submitted for, continue to assess at that standard, and then offer the lower award.

E.g. a submission for gold is actually at silver level. Assess the project at gold standard, then offer a silver. In the notes next to not met criteria, you can mention that if this was silver they would’ve met that criteria. This will also need to be summarised in the feedback to the student.

When we offer bronze awards make sure you are aware of the detailed criteria breakdown.

A general point – apart from creativity and scientific knowledge assessors shouldn’t be inferring that work is done. We must see explicit evidence of this.

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