Mark scaling policy and procedures

The purpose of scaling is to rectify anomalies in mark distributions that arise from unanticipated circumstances and should be used in exceptional circumstances only. Hence, the assessment criteria and practices for any module that has its marks scaled should be reviewed in order to reduce the chance that scaling will be necessary in subsequent years.

Where scaling is employed for adjusting agreed assessment marks within a module to correct abnormal group performance, the College employs a Mark Scaling Policy which adheres to the University Policy on the scaling of marks, as described in section 5.8 of the University's Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes.