It’s getting to that time of year: exam season is coming. We know it’s stressful, you just want to do as well as you possibly can, whether you’re studying a foundation year and this is your first step towards getting your degree, you’re in final year and these are the last exams you’ll sit as part of your undergraduate studies, potentially considering postgraduate study, or you’re somewhere in between.
A massive part of doing as well as you possibly can is feedback, and knowing how to improve. As many of you will know, we ran a campaign last academic year, asking you whether you received feedback on exams, and if not, whether this was something you would find beneficial. Receiving feedback on written assignments throughout the year is a given, so why not exams?
Following on from the Exam Feedback campaign, we’re so excited that the University’s Assessment Feedback Policy has been updated to include a minimum requirement of cohort-wide feedback on exams. Whilst it’s only a start, as the policy now requires departments to provide generic feedback to the whole cohort on which exam questions were answered well and where there was more room for improvement, it will hopefully mean that you have a better idea of where you can gain extra marks, especially in deferrals and reassessments.
Good luck in your exams, from everyone here at CSU!