Arts and Sciences (BASc)


Coursework and essays

Regular feedback is an essential part of every student’s learning. It is UCL policy that all students receive feedback on summative assessments within one calendar month of the submission deadline. This feedback may take the form of written feedback, individual discussions, group discussions, marker’s answers, model answers or other solutions (although students should note that UCL is generally unable to return examination scripts. Students writing dissertations or research projects should also expect to receive feedback on a draft on at least one occasion.

If, for whatever reason, a department/division cannot ensure that the one calendar month deadline is met then they will tell students when the feedback will be provided - it is expected that the extra time needed should not exceed one week. Where feedback is not provided within the timescale, students should bring the matter to the attention to BASc Departmental Tutor, Dr Graham Woodgate, or BASc Head of Department, Prof Carl Gombrich.

Any results you receive for essays or coursework are referred to as your ‘raw’ or ‘provisional’ marks because they still need to be reviewed by an external (to UCL) examiner and then ratified by the UCL Exam Boards which are held in June.

Therefore, your final (or confirmed) marks for the year are not released on Portico until late July / early August, although you may receive an earlier indication of your provisional final marks in late June  from the BASc Office.

If the BASc Office provide you with your unconfirmed results, then these will be in numerical format for any BASc coded course and as a letter grade for all pathway and language courses. The letter grades correlate to the UCL mark scale as follows:

  • A = 70 and above
  • B = 60-69
  • C = 50-59
  • D = 40-49
  • F = Fail