The additional information below provides further clarification in the context of the Common Awards programmes.
The basic principle behind this policy is that students should at some point receive feedback on their work for all modules. For example, if a module doesn’t include formative assessment then students will need feedback on their summatively assessed work to help them monitor their progress and identify areas of strength and weakness in their work. The rationale is thus that all assessed work provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the subject area and to enhance a range of skills which will vary depending on the mode of assessment employed.
When giving feedback, in whatever form, markers should consider the following:
The Higher Education Academy's Feedback Toolkit (2013) is a useful resource.
All TEIs should:
All TEIs should ensure that the information they communicate to students about their feedback policy:
TEIs are required to provide students with feedback on all formative assessment in some form. For instance: