5. Marking Criteria for Coursework and Exams

These criteria are based on the University’s generic assessment criteria and the Department of History’s current marking criteria.  They are intended to provide a broad guide to assessment; it is unlikely that a piece of work will meet all the criteria for a given level, nor should all categories be treated as of equal importance.  Staff should therefore follow the ‘best fit’ principle when marking work.   These criteria should be followed for all pieces of written work for which we do not have specific marking criteria.