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Masters module grades

User: helebon - 20 July 2017 08:23

I got the grade for one of my masters modules recently, a presentation, marked by two people. I got to see each marker grade. This was a mistake and I have been told I should have only got to see the combined agreed grade. There is a difference of 8.5% between the two marks. It's made me think about how subjective grades can be. Apparently, the difference has been known to be much bigger than 8.5% for some other students.

User: TreeofLife - 20 July 2017 10:27

That's very normal. Only differences above 10% get moderated at my uni - both markers have to discuss and agree a new mark within the 10% limit.

Once you're on the other side like me, you realise it's all subjective! Having said that, the difference between a 2.1 and a first is easy to spot at a glance and they are poles apart.

User: helebon - 20 July 2017 12:31

Thanks. I looked at my BA transcript from 2006. My research proposal has a result of 55 but my paper copy at home shows a grade of 67 on the feedback sheet. I have contacted the uni records office to investigate.

User: helebon - 20 July 2017 20:00

That presentation feedback for my masters the marker that gave me the lower mark is very unhelpful. It doesn't say anything constructive or developmental. The marker was a last minute replacement, I didn't get to meet them in person as they arrived late and left straight after my presentation. I am disappointed with the communication at my university, it's amateur compared to my previous university. I feel if I make a complaint it will impact on my final overall grade.

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