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I've got a query about a module I think I failed the exam but aced the coursework. The module had exam based lectures from week 6-12 in week 7 the module leader went back to Africa and a stand in Lecturer took the mantle to lecture. The module leader had said in week 6 there would be tutorials every week to help with the exam preparation and thought process. No tutorials happened and the stand in Lecturer did a bad job at lecturing. In week 12 we were told study these 19 past exam questions. The exam had brand new questions. An hour into a 3 hour exam about 20 people left of a class of 107 and at the 2 hour point it was down to around half. The students had the added stress of the coursework marks not being released although there was meant to be a 3 week deadline from submission and the exam was 6 weeks from submission. My answers were a disaster, I'm now worried I'll have to do a resit in August and have to postpone graduation to the winter ceremony. Would the university take these circumstances into account? I am or was on course for receiving a 1st.
Original post by Anonymous
I've got a query about a module I think I failed the exam but aced the coursework. The module had exam based lectures from week 6-12 in week 7 the module leader went back to Africa and a stand in Lecturer took the mantle to lecture. The module leader had said in week 6 there would be tutorials every week to help with the exam preparation and thought process. No tutorials happened and the stand in Lecturer did a bad job at lecturing. In week 12 we were told study these 19 past exam questions. The exam had brand new questions. An hour into a 3 hour exam about 20 people left of a class of 107 and at the 2 hour point it was down to around half. The students had the added stress of the coursework marks not being released although there was meant to be a 3 week deadline from submission and the exam was 6 weeks from submission. My answers were a disaster, I'm now worried I'll have to do a resit in August and have to postpone graduation to the winter ceremony. Would the university take these circumstances into account? I am or was on course for receiving a 1st.

You university certainly have the ability to take these factors into account. Whether they will choose to do so or not is impossible to predict. Have you either individually, or as a cohort, formally explained to the university the issues you've outlined above?

You say that this particular module is assessed via both these exams and via coursework. Is it a simple 50:50 split between those two forms of assessment? Or is one weighted more than the other?

Are you required to pass each assessment, or only the module as a whole? (This detail will be in the university's academic regulations.)

If you just managed to pass the module, perhaps at 40%, would that be a sufficiently low score to put your 1st in jeopardy?
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Original post by DataVenia
You university certainly have the ability to take these factors into account. Whether they will choose to do so or not is impossible to predict. Have you either individually, or as a cohort, formally explained to the university the issues you've outlined above?
You say that this particular module is assessed via both these exams and via coursework. Is it a simple 50:50 split between those two forms of assessment? Or is one weighted more than the other?
Are you required to pass each assessment, or only the module as a whole? (This detail will be in the university's academic regulations.)
If you just managed to pass the module, perhaps at 40%, would that be a sufficiently low score to put your 1st in jeopardy?

Hello

I notified them of what the concern was after the exam as I'm the student rep.

The module criteria is 35% weighting on coursework and 65% for exam. I can get 35% matk in any one but the overall module mark to pass is 40%. I think cause we've been led down the wrong path to study past papers, having a stand in lecturer and no tutorials alot of people will fail as people leaving an hour in and 2 hours in on a 3 hour exam suggests they struggled, after the exam everyone said they didn't know how to answer the questions as it was all new questions compared to 2019-2023.
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Original post by Anonymous
Hello
I notified them of what the concern was after the exam as I'm the student rep.
The module criteria is 35% weighting on coursework and 65% for exam. I can get 35% matk in any one but the overall module mark to pass is 40%. I think cause we've been led down the wrong path to study past papers, having a stand in lecturer and no tutorials alot of people will fail as people leaving an hour in and 2 hours in on a 3 hour exam suggests they struggled, after the exam everyone said they didn't know how to answer the questions as it was all new questions compared to 2019-2023.

You should have raised this as an issue much earlier:

"The module leader had said in week 6 there would be tutorials every week to help with the exam preparation and thought process. No tutorials happened" -- you should have raised this as soon as your realised the tutorials weren't happening.

"the stand in Lecturer did a bad job at lecturing" -- you should have raised this the time.

As a course rep you should know that if issues are raised at the earliest opportunity there's scope for the university to deal with the quickly. They could have arranged for these tutorials to happen, and could have investigated the poor lecturing at a point where something could have been done.

Only raising these issues after the exam is far too late. That doesn't necessarily mean that nothing can be done, though.

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