Regulatory Framework Mapping

Dear Student

Changes in Course Delivery

I am writing to inform you that over the last two year the Arts University reviewed the Curriculum Framework and the assessment regulations for HE courses. As a result there will be a new Regulatory Framework with associated assessment regulations in operation for Level 6 students as from October 2013. Your course team may have discussed the changes with you already, but this letter is being sent to all articulating BA students to ensure that everybody receives formal confirmation of the changes.

Key Changes in the Framework

The basic unit will change from a 15 credit unit to a 20 credit unit and courses will be designed on this basis using multiples of 20 ie 20, 40 and 60 credit units.

Courses will be designed so that unit delivery will be aligned more closely to academic terms to help cross course collaboration or complementarity.

Key Changes in the Assessment Regulations

In future all assessment will continue to be given a percentage mark, however a “notched” marking scheme will be used. This means that the only marks available within any ten point band will be: *2 *5 *8 eg 42, 45, 48

The final outcome of your degree is determined using all unit marks at Level 6, and using two different algorithms. If the two algorithms produce different results, you will be awarded the higher class of degree.

The regulations are detailed in the Quick guide to the regulations.

At the start of term you will be provided with a new Course Handbook and regulatory handbook. You will also receive an introduction to the assessment regulations.

Please make sure that you read your new documentation carefully and raise any questions with your course team at the start of the academic year.


Pam Wade

Registration and Assessment Officer