Criteria for Practical Work (University of Salford)
Salford University BA Media & Performance / BA Performing Arts
Marking Criteria for Practical Assignments and Projects
100 -90% Exceptional and distinguished work of a professional standard.
Outstanding technical and expressive skills. Work demonstrating
exceptional creativity and imagination. Work displaying great flair and
89-80% Excellent and highly developed work of a professional standard.
Extremely good technical and expressive skills. Work demonstrating a
high level of creativity and imagination. Work displaying flair and
79-70% Very good work which approaches professional standard. Very good
technical and expressive skills. Work demonstrating good creativity and
imagination. Work displaying originality.
69-60% A good standard of work. Good technical and expressive skills. Work
displaying creativity and imagination. Work displaying some
59-50% A reasonable standard of work. Adequate technical and expressive
skills. Work displaying competence in the criteria assessed, but which
may be lacking some creativity or originality.
49-40% A limited, but adequate standard of work. Limited technical and ex
expressive skills. Work displaying some weaknesses in the criteria
assessed and lacking creativity or originality.
39-30% Limited work which fails to meet the required standard. Weak
technical and expressive skills. Work displaying significant
weaknesses in the criteria assessed.
29-20% Poor work. Unsatisfactory technical or expressive skills. Work
displaying significant or fundamental weaknesses in the criteria
19-10% Very poor work or work where very little attempt has been made. A
lack of technical or expressive skills. Work displaying fundamental
weaknesses in the criteria assessed.
9-1% Extremely poor work or work where no serious attempt has been made.
* Note: Students receiving an award with Honours classification must gain at least 40% in each area of assessment in year three. Students whose overall mark (including those marks carried over from year two) is 40% or over but hwo have failed to reach this level in one or more third year areas of assessment, will normally be offered a an ordinary Pass degree (ie without honours) provided that in no case did their mark fall lower than 35%. A student with a mark of less than 35% in any third year level of assessment or with less than 40% overall, will be deemed to have failed the degree.
Rules and Penalties
For all modules the following rules apply:
a) 1 or 2 justifiable absences will not be penalised on the studentís assignment grade for the module. You must however notify the relevant tutor and/or your year tutor of any absences, (messages can be left on voicemail).
b) 3 absences from any module will result in a deduction of 15 marks (BA) or one
grading band (HND) of his or her assignment grade for the module. This will
result in a fail grade if the studentís mark for the module is less than 15 marks
above the pass threshold (BA) or less than a pass (HND).
c) 4 absences (or more) will result in a Fail mark for the module.
d) Where a student is late for class on two occasions, this will be recorded as one
absence. Consistent lateness following this penalty will result in a fail for the
A late mark will be given when a student is over 10 minutes late.
Students who are over half and hour late will be marked absent.
Where a student is likely to fail a module due to absences, they should nonetheless complete all assignments, as the Exam Board may condone a pass if mitigating circumstances are presented.
Absences at any time during project modules should be considered serious, as projects in particular rely on regular student attendance.