Access to Fair Assessment Policy

Access to Fair Assessment Policy

Statement of Assessment



·     London College of Marketing and Technology aim to provide a variety of qualifications which provide all students with the opportunity to achieve their full potential by the most appropriate and direct route.

·     Our Assessment Policy is based on the concepts of equality, diversity, clarity, consistency and openness.

·     We   will   endeavour   to   ensure   that   the   assessment   processes   are implemented in a way which is fair and non-discriminatory.





·   The policy can be found print copy at college reception desk and college website



·   Staff and students are made aware of this policy.



·     This policy is reviewed annually and may be revised in response to feedback from students, staff and external organisations.




What students can expect from us



·   We aim to ensure that all assessment of work is carried out fairly and in

keeping with the awarding body’s requirements.

·     All  portfolio-based  work  will  be  assessed  fairly  against  the  qualification standards and teachers involved will be fully trained.

·     Internal assessments will be carried out fairly and according to awarding body instructions.

·     Externally marked tests and exams will be according to the requirements of the awarding




Students can also expect:

·     To be fully inducted onto a new course and given information that can be shared with parents and carers.

·     Learning outcomes, performance criteria and other significant elements of learning and assessment to be made clear at the outset of the course and when assignments are set.

·     To be given appropriate assessment opportunities during the course with feedback provided on the quality of the work.

·   All work to be marked within two weeks of submission by the student.

·     Where equivalents and exemptions can be applied, we will ensure this is pursued with the relevant awarding body.



Cheating and Plagiarism



A fair assessment of student’s work can only be made if that work is entirely the student’s own. Therefore students can expect an awarding body to be informed if:



·     They are found guilty of copying, giving or sharing information or answers, unless part of a joint project

·   They use an unauthorised aid during a test or examination

·   They copy another student’s answers during a test or examination

·   They talk during a test or examination.


All allegations of cheating and plagiarism will lead to a full investigation which will follow the guidance of the relevant awarding body.


If a student feels he/she has been wrongly accused of cheating or plagiarism, they will be referred to the Complaints Policy