Uaneen Module

Marking Scheme | Uaneen Module

Marking Scheme

Successful applicants will be awarded a separate certificate to their degree parchment at the Graduation Ceremony. If you choose the Uaneen Module as one of your elective modules (UM404), with a credit value of 5 credits it contributes to the final year award for a programme of study. If you choose it as an additional module (UM405) with a 5 credit value, it does NOT contribute to the final degree award and must be taken in addition to the students other modules.

Assessment Criteria

This grade description and module mark sheet has been designed to apply to the portfolio submitted for the Uaneen Module, UM 404 and UM 405.

Your Uaneen module portfolio will be assessed according to several weighted criteria.  In each case, your work will receive a grade for criterion that falls in a particular grade band, similarly to how your other modules evaluate your work.  The grade bands, the range of available marks assocaited with them, and the way in which  they apply in the case of each of the assessment criteria, are detailed below.

Grade Bands

First Class Honours 

70% - 100%  Excellent, exemplary, thorough, clear, free of errors.

Second Class Honours Grade 1

60% - 69%  Good, well-structured, only minor omissions or errors.

Second Class Honours Grade 2

50% - 59%  Fair, satisfactory content, some less developed areas, errors.

Third Class Honours

40% - 49%  Adequate, or barely adequate, substantial errors and / or omissions.

Fail

Less than 40%  Insufficient, does not meet the minimal expected standard.

 

Grade

Log of Activities – 5 marks

H1

Log of Activities comprising a thoroughly succinct and complete reference for the student's involvements. This log follows the template structure exactly and each listing is a concise and informative descriptor for the activity mentioned, providing full understanding for the reader of the chronology, duration, and scope of extracurricular participation.

H2.1

Log of Activities comprising a complete reference for the student's involvements, which follows the template structure exactly, but falls short of the standard of excellence required for the H1 band by being less concise and informative in its listings.

H2.2

Log of Activities that provides a solid level of information on the student's extra-curricular participation, but has significant issues with structure or clarity, or deviates from the provided template.

H3

Log of Activities that communicates a fundamental or barely adequate overview of participations, but which does not use the required template or has other serious issues affecting the structure and clarity of the activities described.

Fail

Log of Activities that does not adequately address the intention for this element, through a failure to provide sufficient basic information about participation, either through omissions or very poor structuring.

 

Grade

Level of Involvement – 10 marks

H1

Evidence of an excellent or exemplary level of sustained involvement in extracurricular activities, over a minimum of two years.  Participation should involve positions of responsibility, with particular emphasis on leadership roles.

H2.1

Evidence of a good level of involvement in extracurricular activities, over a minimum of two years.  Participation should demonstrate responsibility and roles involving management or coordination.

H2.2

Evidence of sustained level of involvement in extracurricular activities, over a minimum of one year, or in the case of a self-contained extracurricular project for the duration of that project.

H3

Evidence of active participation in extracurricular activities for at least one year.

Fail

Insufficient evidence of an adequate involvement in extracurricular activities.

 

 

Grade

Competencies gained – 35 marks

H1

Clear and well-defined discussion of proficiencies in a diverse range of competencies.  Demonstration and critical evaluation of the competencies gained through leadership roles in extracurricular activities.

H2.1

Demonstrate proficiency in a wide range of competencies.  Demonstration and evaluation of the competencies gained through involvement in extracurricular activities.

H2.2

Demonstration, with minimal or no evaluation  of competencies gained through engagement with extracurricular activities.

H3

Demonstration of competencies gained through engagement in extracurricular activities.

Fail

Insufficient evidence of proficiency in any competency / ies.

 

Grade

Self-reflection, Motivation, Value and Ethics – 35 marks

H1

Deep and meaningful reflection and articulation of own passions, values and motivations and ethics.  Demonstration of specific insights and potential implications for actions in future outcomes.

H2.1

Consideration and articulation of own passions, values and motivations and ethics.  Reflection on impact of decisions on self and others.

H2.2

Evidence of reflection on own learning and questioning of impact on self and others.

H3

Description of own learning and impact on others with little or no analysis.

Fail

Insufficient evidence of any reflection on own learning and impact on others.

 

Grade

Presentation and Organisation and structure of portfolio – 15 marks

(quality of writing, use of language, layout and design)

H1

Well structured, fluent, readable, accurate and coherent work combining excellent standard of presentation and creative use of materials (where relevant).

H2.1

Well presented, fluent, readable and accurate work.

H2.2

Appropriately presented, ideas clearly communicated, use and accuracy of language satisfactory.

H3

Presentation satisfactory, reasonable clarity of expression and use of language.

Fail

Expression and presentation not of a minimal acceptable standard.

How will the Awards be assessed?

Portfolios are assessed by the Awards Board and an External Examiner. The Awards Board is made up of a cross section of staff from the University. Students are advised to keep a log of activity and learning throughout their time at DCU and the portfolio is considered for an award in the final year. The President of DCU presents the awards for the Uaneen Module each year at Graduation. The certificate will be enclosed within the graduates degree parchment.