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Assessment and grading

Assessment

Assessment

Undergraduate/BA level (200-Level students)

All of your modules are assessed via written assignments which in total amount to 5000 words for each module. Mostly these are essays on a topic of your choice related to the course, but in the linguistics module(s) you may also be asked to write some shorter seminar-type assignments based on your analysis of a given-text or texts.  If you have chosen to write a dissertation/oppgave via our research extension module you will write a dissertation amounting to 10000 words.

All essays and dissertations are written in draft form during the course and you will be given detailed oral and written feedback on this draft before final resubmission. Further details of the assessment for each module can be found in the individual module descriptions.

On arrival in York, the YorkCourse Coordinator will provide you with a handbook which explains our marking procedures and the criteria by which your work will be marked.

After the course is complete, you will be sent an academic transcript and written feedback by the University of York, detailing your grades for each module of the YorkCourse programme. If a student fails one module, credit will be given for the remaining modules.  In the rare event of a failure, the NSC's Board of Examiners will decide whether or not student is given a chance to resubmit their work for a passing grade.

Postgraduate/MA level (300-level students)

All of your modules are assessed via essays of 5000 words in length. Each of these essays should demonstrate independence of thought and originality.  You will write drafts of parts of your essay throughout the semester, each of which will be read by the module tutor who will function as an academic supervisor for your research.   Your module tutor will provide oral and written feedback on your drafts.

Further details of the assessment for each module can be found in the individual module descriptions.

On arrival in York, the YorkCourse Coordinator will provide you with a handbook which explains our marking procedures and the criteria by which your work will be marked.

After the course is complete, you will be sent an academic transcript and written feedback by the University of York, detailing your grades for each module of the YorkCourse programme. If a student fails one module, credit will be given for the remaining modules.  In the rare event of a failure, the NSC's Board of Examiners will decide whether or not student is given a chance to resubmit their work for a passing grade.

Grading

Grading

Undergraduate/BA level (200-Level students)

Grading will be in accordance with the system used at the University of York for undergraduates. In tabular form it can be presented as follows:

Degree classSub-classImpressionistic
term 
York markApproximage
Norwegian
mark range 
First 2:1 Excellent 70 or over A
2:1 High 2:1 Very good 66-69
Mid 2:1 64-65
Low 2:1 60-63
2:2 High 2:2 Good 56-59 C
Mid 2:2 54-55
Low 2:2 50-53
3 High 3 Acceptable 46-49 D
Mid 3 44-45
Low 3 40-43
         
Fail     0-39 F

Satisfactory performance in the NSC's YorkCourse in English (200 level) will give general innpasning to MA Studies in Norway, but Universities in Norway may have individual entrance requirements depending on programmes.

Postgraduate/MA level (300-level students)

All postgraduate work is given an arithmetical mark between 1-100, in accordance with the University Mark Scale. The alphabetical marks scale is not used. The University Mark Scale offers the following Grade Descriptors:

70-100 distinguished performance

60-69   good performance

50-59   satisfactory performance

0-49     fail