Academic Policies

Evaluation & Assessment

Students are advised to familiarise themselves with Muscat College academic policies and to monitor their own academic progress. You will be responsible of monitoring and keeping all records of official grades earned, degree requirements, transfer credits, and actions taken on requests or exceptions to the College policies and regulations.

University of Stirling

Marks

70+

60 - 69

50 – 59

40 – 49

30 - 39

0 - 29

Equivalent Grade

1st

2:1

2:2

3rd

Fail - Marginal

Fail - Clear

Fail

Result

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Fail

Fail

Fail

Descriptor of Attainment of Learning Outcomes

Exemplary range and depth of attainment of intended learning outcomes, secured by discriminating command of a comprehensive range of relevant materials and analyses, and by deployment of considered judgement relating to key issues, concepts or procedures

Attainment of virtually all intended learning outcomes clearly grounded on close familiarity with a wide range of supporting evidence, constructively utilized to reveal appreciable depth of understanding.

Attainment of most of the intended learning outcomes, some more securely grasped than others, resting on a circumscribed range of evidence and displaying a variable depth of understanding.

Acceptable attainment of most intended learning outcomes, displaying a qualified familiarity with a minimally sufficient range of relevant materials, and a grasp of the analytical issues and concepts which is generally reasonable, albeit insecure.

Appreciable deficiencies in the attainment of intended learning outcomes, perhaps lacking a secure basis in relevant factual or analytical dimensions.

No convincing evidence of attainment of intended learning outcomes, such treatment of the subject as is in evidence being directionless and fragmentary.

Failure to comply with published requirements

Universiti Malaysia Pahang Grading System

Students’ performance for a particular module is indicated by the Performance Indicator. The correlation between the marks, grade with point value is shown in Table 4.1.

Range of Marks

80 – 100

77 – 79

74 – 76

70 – 73

67 – 69

64 – 66

61 – 63

58 – 60

55 – 57

40 - 54

25 - 39

0 - 24

Grade

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D

E+

E

F

Numeric Value of Grade

4.00

3.70

3.67

3.33

3.00

2.67

2.33

2.00

1.67

1.00

0.67

0.00

Note (1): Failure to comply with published requirements or modules – Grade Fail (F, E and E+).
Note (2): The grade awarded for the withdrawal from modules is “W”.

Scottish Qualification Accreditation

When a student completes a unit of study, the result for each unit is entered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) as:

  • Pass (P)
  • Fail (F)
  • Withdrawn (W)
  • Graded Units have grading system : A ,B or C

A student who achieves all the outcomes will be awarded a Pass in the unit.
Additionally, Muscat College operates an internal grading system in which “P” is converted into grades.
The grading issued by Muscat College for each outcome is given in Table 4.1:

Table 4.1 Outcome wise grade scale

Grade Description

Pass at first attempt with outstanding performance*

Pass at first attempt

Pass at second attempt with outstanding performance*

Pass at second attempt

Fail

Accreditation to Prior Learning (APL)

Grade (%)

Excellent A (85 – 100)

Very Good B (60– 84)

Good C (70-100)

Pass D (60 – 69)

Fail F (< 60)

X

Numeric Value of Grade

4.0

3.0

2.0

1.5

0.0

NA

The Grades of the outcomes are converted into an overall Unit grade as given below in tables 4.2.a / 4.2.b

Table 4.2.a: For SQA intake from 2013/14 onwards

Range

3.4 to 4.00

2.46 to 3.39

1.76 to 2.45

1.5 to 1.75

0.0 to 1.49

Unit Grade

A*

B

C

D

F

Table 4.2.b: For SQA intake until 2012/13

Range

3.96 to 4.00

2.46 to 3.95

1.76 to 2.45

1.5 to 1.75

0.0 to 1.49

Unit Grade

A*

B

C

D

F

*To achieve an overall “A Grade” in a Unit, student should complete all the outcomes in the first attempt itself
** Accreditation to Prior Learning (APL) Units will be graded as ‘X’ and this will not be counted for GPA and CGPA

At the end of each semester, a semester Grade Point Average (GPA) will be calculated, along with a cumulative GPA which includes all credits attempted and earned to date. This is a single total calculation (not average of averages).

Semester and Cumulative Rating will be based on the semester and cumulative Grade Point Average; the details are given in Table 4.3:

Table 4.3: Semester and Cumulative Rating

Description

Excellent

Very Good

Good

Pass

Poor

Semester and Cumulative GPA Range

3.50 – 4.00

3.00 – 3.49

2.50 – 2.99

1.50 – 2.49

Less than 1.50

Certificates awarded will be classified based on the cumulative Grade Point Average earned on all courses within the certificate plan; the details are given in Table 4.4:

Table 4.4 – Classification of Certificates

Description

Excellent

Very Good

Good

Pass

Cumulative GPA Range

3.50 – 4.00

3.00 – 3.49

2.50 – 2.99

1.50 – 2.49