Canterbury Christ Church University Degree Classification
For straight forward information on Academic Appeals please read this leaflet.
You can also use our handy online tool to calculate your degree average.
Remember: the tool is a Students’ Union tool, it is not an official University tool and all degree classifications are determined by the official Exam Board results released by the University. For students on some programmes your results may be calculated differently or there may be specific pass requirements for your programme / professional registration.
I have received my assignment back and the mark is not what I expected can I appeal?
Essentially students cannot appeal against the academic judgement of the University. If you do not think that you deserved the mark that you have been given then you need to meet with your marking tutor who can better explain the reasons behind your mark; if it is not apparent from the feedback given on your cover sheet. If you have been given a mark which is below the pass mark and the work was your first submission then the usual decision of an Exam Board would be to allow you a resubmission (if your programme allows for resubmissions). Resubmissions are usually capped at the pass mark. If you have not been offered a resubmission on a first submission then you should speak to your programme director, this may not require an academic appeal and may just need you to meet with your programme director to discuss the issue. If your mark is merely lower than you would have liked, or you feel that you did meet all the marking criteria but you were still marked low, or if you feel that the marking tutor marked your work lower than other marking tutors or other students, then you need to meet with either your marking tutor, your module leader or your programme director to informally discuss the issue. You should contact the relevant member of staff and ask for a tutorial or brief meeting with them, keep it informal and merely ask the questions that have been puzzling you.