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Skills guide for achieving “Pass outcomes”, Merit and Distinction garde
MAKING THE GRADE: WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO ‘PASS OUTCOMES’ IN AN ASSIGNMENT
Our EDEXCEL specification requires us to work to national standards as regards grading your work. Our method of establishing grades is outlined in your course handbook. This section looks at how to gain a grade, rather than the rules from EDEXCEL.
Do you understand the questions?
If you don’t, then you are unlikely to be able to complete the assignment Make sure you ask questions well BEFORE the deadline.
Check your notes to spot the theory that fits the assignment Read around the subject area to make sure you get the right information
Keep to the deadlines
Make sure your lead-up to the hand in is carefully planned. You should not rely on the night or morning before an assignment is due – too many things can go wrong. Read the instructions for extensions – if you qualify, then make sure you apply in time Handing in incomplete work by the deadline may allow you to gain ‘outcomes met’ and (in some cases) M and/or D criteria met. Failing to make hand-in two weeks after the deadline can really only result in ‘REFER!’
Have you answered all the questions?
If you have not, then you are unlikely to gain a pass.
Check out the outcomes – they could give you further clues about what you need to do.
Don’t forget you can ‘REFER’ if you break the plagiarism rules by copying published work without citations and/or bibliography entries, use work from other students or create work with others that should be individual
MAKING THE GRADE: WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO ACHIEVE ‘M1, M2, M3’ IN AN ASSIGNMENT
Unfortunately, just spending more time on an assignment does not mean you will gain a higher grade. Here is a range of skills and activities to master to lift your work - potentially to a...