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					PRINCIPAL AND SUBJECT EXTERNAL EXAMINER'S REPORT

Dear Vice Chancellor

Principal and Subject External Examiner's report for <PROGRAMME> <SUBJECT>
<ACADEMIC YEAR>.

Here is my report for the year following the University's guidelines.
I visited the university <NUMBER> times on the following dates <DATES>. I met students on
<DATES> (delete if not applicable).

Modules moderated

<LIST>

Academic standards and sector comparability

Comment on the overall standards and how they compare with similar courses at the same level in
other institutions.

Learning and teaching strategies

Provide comments on your impression as to whether the teaching and learning practices adopted are
effective in enabling students to achieve their learning outcomes; provide other comments on the
student experience and the quality of teaching as indicated by student performance.

Currency of the curriculum

Comment on the relevance and currency of the curriculum and where appropriate the relationship to
any professional qualification

Student Performance

Provide your view of students' achievement; include areas of strength and weakness if appropriate.

Assessment

Provide your opinion on aspects of assessment, for example: consistency, methods, and fairness.

Appropriateness of learning resources

Comment on the appropriateness of the learning resources as evidenced by student achievement and
experience.

Conduct of the Principal and Subject Boards of Examiners or combined Board of Examiners
and administrative arrangements

Comment on your experience of the administration arrangement and the Board of Examiners, for
example: information provided, timing of visit, arrangement for provision of students' work, operation
of the Board of Examiners.

Other comments

Provide other information here if you wish. Comment if appropriate on the response you have
received to your previous report.
RS AQO Subject EE report 10/06/04
Subject strengths

Provide a brief summary of key features and strengths of the subject. In particular draw attention to
any distinctive or innovative elements. You may include items that were included in previous reports if
the comment is still valid. This section is a publishable part of the report.

Recommendations

Please list key points that you recommend are addressed in the next annual monitoring and review of
the programme. The recommendations are used to assist in ongoing quality enhancement and provide
confidence in the academic standards of the modules leading to University awards. This section is a
publishable part of the report.

Conclusion

This section is a publishable part of the report.

Delete one of the two following statements

The standards set for the modules leading to University awards are appropriate for qualifications at
this level, in this subject.

or (the following statement is used if the recommendations specifically refer to academic standards
set, if the recommendations refer to other matters only then the above statement should be retained)

The standards set are currently not fully appropriate for qualifications at this level, in this subject.

Delete two of the three following statements

With reference to the University's Definitive Module Documents, Programme Specification, the
subject Benchmark Statement where applicable and QAA Framework for Higher Education
Qualifications, I am satisfied that the standards achieved are appropriate for modules leading to
University awards. From the evidence available to me as an external examiner, the institution's
processes for assessment and the determination of awards are sound and fairly conducted.

or (the following statement is used if the recommendations specifically refer to assessments and the
determination of awards, if the recommendations refer to other matters only then the above statement
should be retained)

With reference to the University's Definitive Module Documents, Programme Specification, the
subject Benchmark Statement where applicable and QAA Framework for Higher Education
Qualifications, I am satisfied that the standards achieved are appropriate for modules leading to
University awards. From the evidence available to me as an external examiner, the institution's
processes for assessment and the determination of awards are sound and fairly conducted; they can be
enhanced by consideration of actions highlighted in the recommendations above.

or (the following statement is used if the recommendation specifically refer to serious issues about
assessments and the determination of awards, this statement should only be used if you have
considerable concerns about standards)

With reference to the University's Definitive Module Documents, Programme Specification, the
subject Benchmark Statement where applicable and QAA Framework for Higher Education
Qualifications, and judged by evidence available to me as an external examiner, the institution's
processes for assessment and the determination of awards appear to be unsound. They must be
enhanced by consideration of actions highlighted in the recommendations above.


Delete one of the two following statements

The standards achieved are comparable with those that I have seen in other higher education
institutions with which I am familiar.

or (the following statement is used if the recommendation specifically refer to academic standards)

The standards achieved are currently not fully comparable with those that I have seen in other higher
education institutions with which I am familiar and are being addressed according to an action plan
arising from this and other appropriate reports.


Yours sincerely

<NAME OF EXTERNAL EXAMINER>

				
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