Responsibilities of the EIHS
The Islamic Studies department should establish detailed procedures to ensure
trouble-free operation of the examinations system. It is essential to define clearly the
responsibilities of individuals and deadline dates.
Regarding the setting of examination papers, the procedures should ensure that
examination papers (and marking schemes) are set, internally moderated, vetted by
the external examiner (if appropriate), printed and proof read at the appropriate time.
Regarding the marking of scripts and the processing of marks the procedures should
ensure that scripts are marked anonymously with appropriate checking of
completeness and of marks addition.
The duties of the Examinations Officer will normally include the following:
Coordinate the production of draft examination papers for examinations in each
semester and for resit examinations.
Liase with the External Examiner(s) (where appropriate) to obtain feedback on the
draft examinations papers, and to supply him/her with relevant examples of student
examination scripts and coursework, marks lists etc.
Co-ordinate the production of final versions of the examinations papers (with tutors)
to the approved Institute template (together with any additional special handout
material). These originals are then passed to administration for reproduction
To provide timely scheduling information to allow the production of an acceptable
Check examination entry lists.
Bring examination absence and extenuating circumstances requests to the attention of
the Academic Council.
Examination Officers should also ensure that:
1. Coursework titles for modules which can be taken either externally or over the
summer are available to those students who have the opportunity of further
2. Students are given clear and unambiguous submission procedures (including
appropriate dates) for coursework extensions.
3. Data on reassessments and re-sits are made available to students.