Marking of Assessed Work

The marking process takes several weeks and consequently final module grades will not be available immediately. Students will be able to access their results via the on-line system during February and July. Exam scripts and assessed work which count towards the final mark for a module are first-marked by the module tutor(s). A selection of scripts is then second-marked by another member of staff from the department and – for Level 2 and Level 3 modules – sent to the External Examiner for that module, who is an East Asian specialist at another institution. Once the examiners have agreed upon the final marks, these are approved by the SEAS Board of Examiners, and then submitted to the Faculty.

Feedback to Students on Assignments

Feedback is provided for all assessed work once it has been first-marked, and for all studies (non-language) work plus certain larger pieces completed in English for language modules, this is available from Blackboard (MOLE) via the Activity Stream and View My Mark or through Marks and Feedback. In addition to writing comments and corrections, the first marker gives an indication of how well you have done in specific criteria; the overall mark awarded does not equate to the simple average of the marks for each category, because the sections may carry different weightings. For more information, you should talk to the first marker of the piece of work. Indications of the degree class mark within which the work is deemed to fall are not necessarily final, being subject to review by the External Examiner.

Examinations and Feedback

While it is impossible for staff members to provide individual feedback for examinations as a matter of course, there are scheduled opportunities for viewing marked examination scripts. These must be signed up for in advance. Please check your emails for a Google sign-up form.

For further information on how to make the most of your feedback, please see the SEAS Feedback Guide (PDF).

The Feedback Portal

The Feedback Portal is designed to support your understanding and use of feedback. Use the feedback record to log instances of feedback from your program of study and refer back to it in the future. The record, glossary and information pages will point you towards other forms of support that are available at the University of Sheffield to help you to transform your feedback into action.

Student Guide: The Feedback Portal

Student Guide: Accessing Feedback in Blackboard (MOLE)