What happens when you think that you deserved a higher grade than you got for a piece of assessment?
The University has a process so that you can check with your faculty that you received a fair grade.
The first thing you should do is book an appointment with your Unit Coordinator. Go through your assessment piece with them, and have them explain to you why it was that you received the mark you did. You may find that you understand afterwards why you received that mark.
If you are still not satisfied with your mark, you have the right to start a formal review process.
Submitting a school-level application will cost you nothing if you received failing grades in the assessment item. It will cost you $20 if you passed, but you will have this money refunded if a higher grade is awarded to you.
In your application you need to explain why you should receive a higher grade. Use your knowledge from your informal consultation to expain why; saying that you worked really hard or that you deserve a higher grade isn’t sufficient. You need to link back to the criteria sheet and prove that you have addressed it to a higher standard than the grade you have been awarded.
Your application will be forwarded to the Head of School. You will normally receive the outcome within 14 days of submitting it.
The University will remark your assignment as though they never marked it to begin with; they are not looking to give you a higher grade. This means that you could end up with a lower grade, or there could be no change. However, they may award you a higher mark.
If you receive the outcome of your school level review, and your grade wasn’t adjusted enough, or your application was rejected, you can review the decision by undertaking a faculty-level review.
Submitting a school-level application will cost you nothing if you received failing grades in the assessment item. It will cost you $30 if you passed, but you will have this money refunded if a higher grade is awarded to you.
You need to resubmit the original application that you handed in at school-level, and explain why the outcome of that review was unsatisfactory. You can add more evidence at this stage. Include anything that is relevant.
Your application will be forwarded to a Faculty Review Committee. They will reconsider the assessment item, and make sure that the process the Head of School took at the school-level was satisfactory. They are not undertaking the task of remarking the assessment like they did at school-level, only making sure that the Head of School did review it and give it due determination.
You will normally receive notification of the outcome within 15 days of submitting it.
I’m thinking of submitting an application.
Come and see the Guild’s Student Rights Hub. We can help you write your application so that it is done right and you get the grade that you deserve.