Enigmatic variations:honours degree assessment regulations in the UK

Yorke, Mantz and Woolf, Harvey and Stowell, Marie and Allen, Rick and Haines, Chris and Redding, Marian and Scurry, Dave and Taylor-Russell, Graham and Turnbull, Wayne and Walker, Lawrie (2008) Enigmatic variations:honours degree assessment regulations in the UK. Higher Education Quarterly, 62 (3). pp. 157-180. ISSN 0951-5224

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The debate in the UK about the continued existence of the honours degree classification led to a survey of the assessment regulations in 35 varied higher education institutions. This revealed considerable variation in the way in which honours degree classifications are determined, and also in the handling of weak performances by students. Such variability, deriving from a system in which institutional autonomy is to the fore, raises a question about equitability in the treatment of students. A brief allusion is made to the variability in assessment regulations in the US and Australia.

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