You will find all the relevant guidelines and marking criteria on the Instructions and Resources page on Moodle or in your course-specific Student Handbook.

Your tutors are given the same guidelines and marking criteria to assess your work.


Component Weighting


The components of a module are not weighted equally and may vary depending on your course.



University of South Wales

Faculty: Health, Sport & Professional Practice

University of South Wales

Faculty: Business (HRM and Leadership)

University of Wales Trinity St David
Academic Forum40%50%40%
Reflective Portfolio10%10%10%
Module Assignment(s)
20% (for a group OR individual activity)40% (for a group AND individual activity)20% (for a group OR individual activity)
Exam30%N/A30%


Classification Parameters


In each module students must achieve a finale percentage of over 40% otherwise it is likely the student must resit the Module. The students' percentage for each module corresponds with a classification.



University of South Wales

Faculty: Health, Sport & Professional Practice

University of South Wales

Faculty: Business (HRM and Leadership)

University of Wales Trinity St David
Distinction70 - 100%70 - 100%
70 - 100%
Merit60 - 69%
60 - 69%
60 - 69%
Pass40 - 59%
40 - 59%
50 - 59%
Condonable Fail30- 39% 
30 - 39%
40 - 49%
Fail
0 - 29%0 - 29%0 - 39%


Feedback on your work


The purpose of feedback is to help you understand how your mark is derived and to highlight areas for improvement. You will be given feedback continuously throughout your course; this can be informal, such as a verbal comment from your tutor on how well you have done in a class-based activity (formative feedback).


Feedback helps you to understand what you need to do to succeed in your assessed work. You will receive more formal written or verbal feedback on your assessed work (summative feedback) when you receive your marks for that work.