Understanding assessment

9. Ensuring fair and rigorous assessment

The assessment team meet regularly during an assessment, to discuss marks, moderation, and to ensure the consistency and rigour of the process. A sample of submissions are checked by External Examiners to confirm standards are set and maintained at an appropriate level, and are comparable with similar standards elsewhere, and assessment is sound and fairly conducted. Finally, an Exam Board officially agrees the marks, attended by the External Examiners.