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Marking guidelines

First


Descriptive Narrative: the student provides a number of clearly identified skills/attributes.  Examples of skills/attribute use (“Examples of where I have developed this skill/attribute”) and links to the placement’s opportunity for development (“Actions I need to take”) are clearly articulated.

Reflection: the student provides a thoughtful and reflective account of the reasons for the need for skill development (“Areas I need to develop”) and how the placement will provide opportunities for development (“Actions I need to take”).

General communication: the student’s account is very well written and structured

Excellent First

100

Assignment reaches an exceptional level of achievement that significantly exceeds the standards described by the above statements

Good First

90

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements

Solid First

80

Assignment is well described by the above statements

Low First

75

Assignment mostly meets the standards described by the above statements

Upper Second


Descriptive Narrative: The student provide a number of clearly identified skills/attributes.  Examples (“Examples of where I have developed this skill/attribute”) and links to the placement’s opportunity for development (“Actions I need to take”) are reasonable well-articulated. However this is not consistently excellent across all of the skills/attributes

Reflection: the student provides a thoughtful and reflective account of the reasons for the need for skill development (“Areas I need to develop”) and how the placement will provide opportunities for this development (“Actions I need to take”).  However, this is not consistently excellent across all of the skills/attributes or overall the reflection could be stronger.

General communication: the student’s account is well written and structured but with a few lapses in clarity.

Good 2.1

68

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements but does not meet the standards for a first class mark

Solid 2.1

65

Assignment is well described by the above statements

Low 2.1

62

Assignment mostly meets the standards described by the above statements

Lower Second


Descriptive Narrative: The student provides a number of clearly identified skills/attributes. However the examples (“Examples of where I have developed this skill/attribute”) and links to the placement’s opportunity for development are unclear in places and lack details

Reflection: The student provides a limited account of the reasons for the need for skill development (“Areas I need to develop”) and the opportunities for the development (“Actions I need to take”) within the placement are not always clear.  Overall the reflection could be more detailed and clear

General communication: the student’s account is reasonably well written and structured but has lapses in clarity.

Good 2.2

58

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements but does not meet the standards for an upper second class mark

Solid 2.2

55

Assignment is well described by the above statements

Low 2.2

52

Assignment mostly meets the standards described by the above statements

Third


Descriptive Narrative:  The skills/attributes provided are not clearly identified. The examples (“Examples of where I have developed this skill/attribute”) and links to the placement’s opportunities for development are unclear in places and lack detail.

Reflection: The student provides a limited account of the reasons for the need for skill development (“Areas I need to develop”) and the opportunities for the development within the placement (“Actions I need to take”). are not always clear.  Overall the reflection could be more detailed and clear

General communication: the student’s account is reasonably well written and structured but has lapses in clarity.

Good Third

48

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements but does not meet the standards for a second class mark

Solid Third

45

Assignment is well described by the above statements

Low Third

42

Assignment falls below the standards described by the above statements

Fail


Descriptive Narrative: the student’s writing shows no clear understanding of the role of the section or there are serious limitations in the writing and structure of the section


Reflection: The student provides no real attempt at a reflective account.

General Communication: the student’s account is very poorly worded and structured.

High Marginal Fail

38

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements but does not meet the standards for a pass mark

Low Marginal Fail

32

Assignment is well described by the above statements

Outright Fail

10

Assignment falls below the standards described by the above statements

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