Exam setting deadlines 2017-18

Exam setting and marking deadlines 2017/18

Semester 1 exam setting

UG1 and UG2 courses, service courses, semester 1-only visiting students and selected UG3 and MSc courses are examined at the end of Semester 1.

All UG1 and UG2 resit exams should be set to the same schedule as the main exam diet for the course.

Revised Exam Scrutiny Process from session 2017/18

 

Date Task Day, Academic Week
25/09 (week of) Prepare all exam PCs for immediate use. [Monday, Week 2]
2/10 Advertise availability of exam PCs. [Monday, Week 3]
20/10 All Semester 1 exam papers set, reviewed, and available for Year Vetting Comittee. [Thursday, Week 5]

23/10 (week of)

Year Vetting Committees of all Semester 1 exam papers

UG2 Year Vetting Committee - Tuesday the 24th,  10am-12pm,  Appleton Tower room 4.09

(Ian Simpson, Kousha Etessami (for Colin Stirling), Rik Sarkar

UG1 Year Vetting Committee - Wednesday the 25th, 10am-12pm, Appleton Tower room 4.07

(Ian Simpson, Paul Anderson, Don Sannella)

UG3 Year Vetting Committee - TBA (Colin Stirling, Christophe Dubach)

MSc Year Vetting Committee - TBA (Guido Sanguinetti, Paul Jackson)

[Week 6]
02/11 Corrections to be made by 12:00pm on Thursday 2nd November (Week 7)
02/11 Agreed papers sent to External Examiners. [Thursday, Week 7]
16/11 Papers received back from External Examiners. [Thursday, Week 9]
23/11 Final corrections, checking and sign off to be completed by 12:00pm on Wednesday 23rd November (Week 10)
24/11 ITO finish copying final versions of papers. [Friday, Week 10]
04/12 Revision [Monday, Revision Week]
08/12 Start of examination diet (ending Wednesday 21/12). [Friday, Revision Week]
03/01 Expected return from vacation (ITO open for BoE preparation)  
05/01 Deadline for the return of all SCC Paperwork from PTs. [Semester 2, Week 0]
16/01 SCC Meetings begin [Semester 2, Week 0]
08/01 Deadline for the return of marked Semester 1 coursework and exam scripts. [Semester 2, Week 0]

11/01 (week of)

Board of Examiners Meetings begin [Semester 2, Week 1]

                              

Semester 2 exam setting

Non-honours, Service Courses, UG3, UG4 and MSc courses are examined at the end of Semester 2.

All Non-honours resit exams should be set to the same schedule as the main exam diet for the course.

 

Date Task Day, Academic Week

22/01

Prepare all exam PCs for immediate use. [Monday, Semester 2, Week 2]
24/01 Advertise availability of exam PCs. [Wednesday, Week 2]

16/02 4pm

Deadline for all Semester 2 exam papers and solutions to be set on exam PCs in ITO, AND exam vetters nominated [Friday, Week 5]

02/03

 

Deadline for all S2 exam papers to be reviewed by the nominated vetter [Friday, Week 6]

09/03

Deadline for exam papers to be updated in response to Vetter's comments.

[Week 7]
09/03 Papers sent to External Examiner by ITO once updated. [Week 7]
12/03 (week of) BoE Convenor reviews papers [Week 8]
23/03 Comments from BoE Convenors AND External Examiners to be returned. [Week 9]
30/03 12:00pm Final corrections, checking and sign off to be completed by 12:00pm on Friday 30th March [Friday, Week 10]

06/04

ITO to finish copying all final versions. [Week 11]
23/04 (week of) Revision Week (ending 27/04). [Revision Week]
23/04 ITO to deliver Special Arrangements papers to Examinations by this date (5 working days before first exam.) [Monday, Revision Week]

25/04

Deadline to return all marked Semester 2 coursework (i.e. before the start of the exams!) [Wednesday, Revision Week]
30/04 Start of examination diet (ending Friday 25/05).  
28/05 Deadline for the return of all SCC Paperwork from PTs  

30/05 12:00pm

Deadline for the return of marked Semester 2 exam scripts  
28/05 (week of) SCC Meetings Begin - BoE Dates - June 2018  

04/06 (week of)

Stage 1 (Course) Board of Examiners Meetings - BoE Dates - June 2018  

11/06 (week of)

Stage 2 (Programme) Board of Examiners Meetings - BoE Dates - June 2018  

28/06

Non-Honours Progression Meeting - BoE Dates - June 2018  

August diet exam setting

[Resits for UG3 Ordinary, or as required by Honours Boards in special circumstances]

 

Date Task Day, Academic Week
14/06 Prepare all exam PCs for immediate use. [Thursday]
14/06 Advertise availability of exam PCs. [Thursday]
22/06 - 12 noon Deadline for all Semester 2 exam papers and solutions to be set on exam PCs in ITO, AND exam vetters nominated (if different from Dec/May diets) [Friday]
26/06

Deadline for all S2 exam papers to be reviewed by the nominated vetter

[Tuesday]
02/07 4pm Deadline for exam papers to be updated in response to Vetter's comments. [Monday]
05/07 Papers sent to External Examiner by ITO once updated. [Thursday]
06/07 BoE Convenor reviews papers  
17/07 Comments from BoE Convenors AND External Examiners to be returned. [Tuesday]
20/07 Deadline for all proposed assignments and marking schemes for Semester 1 Coursework-Only courses to be sent to the ITO (to be sent to the External Examiners for scrutiny). [Friday]
24/07 12pm Final corrections, checking and sign off to be completed by 12:00pm (noon) [Tuesday]
30/07 ITO finish copying final versions of papers and deliver to Examinations. [Monday]
06/08 Start of examination diet (ending Friday 18/08).  
20/08 Deadline for the return of all SCC Paperwork from PTs.  
21/08 12:00pm Deadline for the return of all marked August Resit exam scripts  
21/08 SCC Meetings Begin - BoE Dates - August-October 2017  
TBC/08 Board of Examiners Meetings - BoE Dates - August-October 2017  
TBC/09 Non-Honours Progression Meeting  

Exam marking deadlines

In order to ensure the organised and accurate entry of marks, we ask that you adhere to the following exam marking deadlines:  

  •  for courses with up to 70 scripts - please return your marking to the ITO within 5 days of the exam.  
  •  for courses of over 70 scripts - please discuss an appropriate mark return date with the ITO.

Further BoE details, including information on which meetings you should attend.

Notes on Exam Scrutiny Meetings 2015/16 (login required)