(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

External examiners and the continuing inflation of UK undergraduate geography degree results

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

THORNES J.E. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Birmingham, ROYAUME-UNI


Each university has its own weighting and variant scheme to calculate the final degree results but there is little evidence of consistency within or among universities. The role of undergraduate external examiners is discussed including their need to create a "level playing field" at a time when their role is rapidly changing and their influence is declining. A new scheme is proposed to circulate to all undergraduate external examiners in geography an annual table of the percentage of "good" degrees across the country


Article of periodic

published at : Area / ISSN 0004-0894

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 44, no2 [pp. 178-185]

Bibliographic references : 21 ref.

Collation : 2 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19067

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2011.01077.x

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