Assessment & Feedback

Assessment

Many modules include opportunities for you to test your learning of the subject informally through discussion and other interactive activities in class.

There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations (for elementary languages), essays, portfolios, oral presentations, sermon delivery, written reflections on practice or experience, resources for others (eg Bible studies). The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Resubmission

You must achieve a pass mark of 40% and above to pass a module. In the event of your failing a module, you will have the opportunity to resubmit the assignment which will then be capped at a mark of 40%.

At Level 4 you may resubmit any number of modules failed at the first attempt
At Level 5 you may resubmit modules failed at the first attempt, up to a maximum of 60 credits
At Level 6 you are not permitted to resubmit any failed assignments

Progression

In order to receive the award of Certificate, or progress from Level 4 to Level 5 of the Diploma or BA, students must have passed at least 100 credits at Level 4, have gained at least 30% in their remaining credits, and have an overall average for their Level 4 modules of at least 40%.

In order to receive the award of Diploma, or progress from Level 5 to Level 6 of the BA, students must have passed at least 200 credits including at least 90 Level 5 credits,  have gained at least 30% in their remaining credits, and have an overall average for their level 5 modules of at least 40%.

Final Degree result

A student must achieve a pass of at least 40% in each module taken at Level 6 (at least 90 credits) to receive the award of BA. There are no resit opportunities at Level 6. Where students have failed a module at Level 6, they will still be eligible for the award of the degree, provided that:

  • They have passed at least 80 credits
  • They have gained a mark  of  not  less  than  30%  in  each  of  the  failed modules
  • The overall weighted average  for  all  the  modules  taken  at  Levels  5  and  6 is at least 40%*
  • The achievement  of  the  learning  outcomes  of  the  programme  is  not  compromised by  failure  in  the  module(s)  concerned.

*Details of the weighting method by which the average referred to above will be calculated, and by which the final degree result will be classified can be found at this link:  https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/university.calendar/volumeii/2016.2017/coreregscaug.pdf

Feedback

You will receive written feedback on all your assessments through our online system Moodle. We aim to provide you with feedback within 5 weeks of the submission date.