Marking Schemes

Marking Schemes

First Year (BA) Marking Scheme

Note: Students are directed to the Guide to Essay Writing for the Archaeology Department, on this website, which will influence essay marking.  The scheme below is used in marking both essays and exam scripts.

70 - 100%
Occasionally insightful , understanding of broader context evident.  Free from error or misconception.

65 - 70%
Utilises pertinent information. Knowledge of wider context evident. Rare errors/misconceptions.

60 - 64%
Assembles broadly relevant information. Topic adequately addressed. Few errors/misconceptions.

50 - 60%
Attempt to address the topic with some relevant information assembled but with occasional errors/ misconceptions.

Pass 40 - 49%
Topic poorly addressed with minimal structure, relevance and or consideration of the topic. Some errors/misconceptions and poor presentation.

Fail 1 - 39%
Topic inadequately addressed with frequent errors/misconceptions and lack of data.

No Grade - 0%
No attempt or answers the wrong question.

Second & Third Year (BA) Marking Scheme

Note: Students are directed to the Guide to Essay Writing for the Archaeology Department, on the preceding pages, which will influence essay marking.  The scheme below is used in marking both essays and exam scripts.

70%
First Class : Insightful, shows a clear ability to think independently. Free from error or misconception.

60 - 69%
II.i Class : Utilises and analyses pertinent information. Knowledge of wider context evident. Rare errors/ misconceptions.

50 - 59%
II.ii Class : Assembles broadly relevant information. Topic adequately addressed but with little analysis.  Few errors/misconceptions.

45 - 49%
III Class : Attempts to address the topic with some relevant information assembled with occasional errors/misconceptions.

40 - 49%
Pass : Topic poorly addressed with minimal structure, relevance and/or consideration of the topic. Some errors/misconceptions.

1 - 39%
Fail : Topic inadequately addressed with frequent errors/misconceptions and lack of data.

0%
NG : No attempt or answers the wrong question

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