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Grading Schema

English Language Bridging (ELB) Course Grading Schema

The English Language Bridging course (ELB) makes reference to the Common European Framework of Reference B2 to C1 (CEFR B2 – C1).

On successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a grade which aligns to CEFR B2 – C1 demonstrating English language proficiency as an independent user or proficient user of English at upper-intermediate or advanced level dependent on the prerequisite entry level for specified mainstream courses.

Grading Schema 1 - English Language Bridging (ELB) Course

Grade Mark Grade Application

A+

76-100

Pass

Student has passed the course and achieved a percentage mark which meets the specified English language entry requirements for the mainstream course at Curtin University, without Supplementary Assessment or without a pass having been conceded.

A

70-75

Pass

Student has passed the course and achieved a percentage mark which meets the specified English language entry requirements for the mainstream course at Curtin University, without Supplementary Assessment or without a pass having been conceded.

A-

68-69

Pass

Student has passed the course and achieved a percentage mark which meets the specified English language entry requirements for the mainstream course at Curtin University, without Supplementary Assessment or without a pass having been conceded.

B

65-67

Pass

Student has passed the course and achieved a percentage mark which meets the specified English language entry requirements for the mainstream course at Curtin University, without Supplementary Assessment or without a pass having been conceded.

B-

60-64

Pass

Student has passed the course and achieved a percentage mark which meets the specified English language entry requirements for the mainstream course at Curtin University, without Supplementary Assessment or without a pass having been conceded.

C+

57-59

Pass

Student has passed the course and achieved a percentage mark which meets the specified English language entry requirements for the mainstream course at Curtin University, without Supplementary Assessment or without a pass having been conceded.

C

50-56

Fail

Student has failed to achieve a percentage mark that meets the English language entry requirement for a mainstream course at Curtin University.

C-

40-49

Fail

Student has failed to achieve a percentage mark that meets English language entry requirement for a mainstream course at Curtin University.

D

0-39

Fail

Student has failed to achieve a percentage mark that meets the English language entry requirement for a mainstream course at Curtin University.

PC

0-100

Pass

The Board of Examiners has conceded a pass for the unit even though the student's percentage mark is less than the deemed pass mark for the unit. The originally assigned mark shall not be changed.

F-IN

0-99

Fail

May be used as an alternative to F at the discretion of the Board of Examiners where a student has not completed or submitted all required assessable work for the unit.

ANN

0

N/A

An ANN grade shall remain on the student's academic record for a minimum period of 12 months after the student ceases study at Curtin University. After this period, a student may apply to the Academic Registrar to have the ANN grade converted to a FAIL (Pass/Fail units) or an F:0 (grade/mark units). The application must be in writing and provide an explanation of the circumstances of the original offence and justification for converting the ANN grade. The Academic Registrar shall take into account the views of the relevant Head of School in making a decision whether to convert the ANN to a FAIL or F:0. In deciding whether to approve the conversion of an ANN grade to a FAIL or F:0, the Academic Registrar may take into account any relevant factors including:

  • the circumstances of the original offence and the level of seriousness of the academic misconduct that led to the imposition of the ANN grade or grades;
  • whether the student was found guilty of more than one instance of academic misconduct;
  • the period of time that has elapsed since the ANN grade or grades were imposed.

The Academic Registrar may refuse to convert an ANN grade to a FAIL or F:0 where a student has been found guilty of more than one instance of academic misconduct or where the offence was of such magnitude that conversion to a FAIL or F:0 is considered inappropriate.

DA

N/A

N/A

Where a final component of assessed work within a unit of study is approved to be done at a later date, but not later than the end of the next study period in which the student is enrolled. A DA grade must be converted to a final result by no later than the end of the subsequent study period in which the student is enrolled. Any extension must be approved by the Manager Teaching Programs, Curtin English or ELT Coordinator, Curtin English.

GNS

N/A

N/A

A result in a unit is not available to the Board of Examiners because marking is not complete. A GNS is an interim grade and must be converted to a final grade within 1 month after the Board of Examiners. Any extension must be approved by the Manager Teaching Programs, Curtin English or ELT Coordinator, Curtin English.

 

The Gateway English Course Grading Schema

The Gateway English Course is benchmarked to the Common European Framework of Reference B2 (CEFR B2). On successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a grade which aligns to CEFR B2 demonstrating they are an independent user of English at upper-intermediate level.

Grading Schema 2 – Gateway English Course

Grade Mark Grade Application

A

85-100

Pass

Student has passed the course without supplementary assessment and achieved a percentage mark at the required level which meets entry into the Curtin English, English Language Bridging course (ELB) or Curtin College stage 1 or stage 2 diploma.

B+

76-84

Pass

Student has passed the course without supplementary assessment and achieved a percentage mark at the required level which meets entry into the Curtin English, English Language Bridging course (ELB) or Curtin College stage 1 or stage 2 diploma.

B

65-75

Pass

Student has passed the course without supplementary assessment and achieved a percentage mark at the required level which meets entry into the Curtin English, English Language Bridging course (ELB) or Curtin College stage 1 or stage 2 diploma.

C

58-64

Fail

Student has failed the course without supplementary assessment, has not achieved a percentage mark at the required level and has not met entry into the Curtin English, English Language Bridging course (ELB) or Curtin College stage 1 or stage 2 diploma.

D

0-57

Fail

Student has failed the course without supplementary assessment, has not achieved a percentage mark at the required level and has not met entry into the Curtin English, English Language Bridging course (ELB) or Curtin College stage 1 or stage 2 diploma.

PC

0-100

Pass

The Board of Examiners has conceded a pass for the unit even though the student's percentage mark is less than the deemed pass mark for the unit. The originally assigned mark shall not be changed.

F-IN

0-99

Fail

May be used as an alternative to F at the discretion of the Board of Examiners where a student has not completed or submitted all required assessable work for the unit.

ANN

0

N/A

An ANN grade shall remain on the student's academic record for a minimum period of 12 months after the student ceases study at Curtin University. After this period, a student may apply to the Academic Registrar to have the ANN grade converted to a FAIL (Pass/Fail units) or an F:0 (grade/mark units). The application must be in writing and provide an explanation of the circumstances of the original offence and justification for converting the ANN grade. The Academic Registrar shall take into account the views of the relevant Head of School in making a decision whether to convert the ANN to a FAIL or F:0. In deciding whether to approve the conversion of an ANN grade to a FAIL or F:0, the Academic Registrar may take into account any relevant factors including:

  • the circumstances of the original offence and the level of seriousness of the academic misconduct that led to the imposition of the ANN grade or grades;
  • whether the student was found guilty of more than one instance of academic misconduct;
  • the period of time that has elapsed since the ANN grade or grades were imposed.

 

The Academic Registrar may refuse to convert an ANN grade to a FAIL or F:0 where a student has been found guilty of more than one instance of academic misconduct or where the offence was of such magnitude that conversion to a FAIL or F:0 is considered inappropriate.

DA

N/A

N/A

Where a final component of assessed work within a unit of study is approved to be done at a later date, but not later than the end of the next study period in which the student is enrolled. A DA grade must be converted to a final result by no later than the end of the subsequent study period in which the student is enrolled. Any extension must be approved by the Manager Teaching Programs, Curtin English or ELT Coordinator, Curtin English.

GNS

N/A

N/A

A result in a unit is not available to the Board of Examiners because marking is not complete. A GNS is an interim grade and must be converted to a final grade within 1 month after the Board of Examiners. Any extension must be approved by the Manager Teaching Programs, Curtin English or ELT Coordinator, Curtin English.

Pass

N/A

Pass

Student has passed a unit classified as a Pass/ Fail unit.

Fail

N/A

Fail

Student has failed a unit classified as a Pass/ Fail unit.

 

Discontinued Grading Schema

Grade Mark Grade Application

A+

76-100

Pass

Student has passed the course and achieved a percentage mark which meets the specified English language entry requirements for the mainstream course at Curtin University, without Supplementary Assessment or without a pass having been conceded.

A

70-75

Pass

Student has passed the course and achieved a percentage mark which meets the specified English language entry requirements for the mainstream course at Curtin University, without Supplementary Assessment or without a pass having been conceded.

A-

68-69

Pass

Student has passed the course and achieved a percentage mark which meets the specified English language entry requirements for the mainstream course at Curtin University, without Supplementary Assessment or without a pass having been conceded.

B

65-67

Pass

Student has passed the course and achieved a percentage mark which meets the specified English language entry requirements for the mainstream course at Curtin University, without Supplementary Assessment or without a pass having been conceded.

B-

60-64

Pass

Student has passed the course and achieved a percentage mark which meets the specified English language entry requirements for the mainstream course at Curtin University, without Supplementary Assessment or without a pass having been conceded.

C

50-59

Fail

Student has failed to achieve a percentage mark that meets the English language entry requirement for a mainstream course at Curtin University.

C-

40-49

Fail

Student has failed to achieve a percentage mark that meets English language entry requirement for a mainstream course at Curtin University.

D

0-39

Fail

Student has failed to achieve a percentage mark that meets the English language entry requirement for a mainstream course at Curtin University.

PC

0-100

Pass

The Board of Examiners has conceded a pass for the unit even though the student's percentage mark is less than the deemed pass mark for the unit. The originally assigned mark shall not be changed.

F-IN

0-99

Fail

May be used as an alternative to F at the discretion of the Board of Examiners where a student has not completed or submitted all required assessable work for the unit.

ANN

0

N/A

An ANN grade shall remain on the student's academic record for a minimum period of 12 months after the student ceases study at Curtin University. After this period, a student may apply to the Academic Registrar to have the ANN grade converted to a FAIL (Pass/Fail units) or an F:0 (grade/mark units). The application must be in writing and provide an explanation of the circumstances of the original offence and justification for converting the ANN grade. The Academic Registrar shall take into account the views of the relevant Head of School in making a decision whether to convert the ANN to a FAIL or F:0. In deciding whether to approve the conversion of an ANN grade to a FAIL or F:0, the Academic Registrar may take into account any relevant factors including:

  • the circumstances of the original offence and the level of seriousness of the academic misconduct that led to the imposition of the ANN grade or grades;
  • whether the student was found guilty of more than one instance of academic misconduct;
  • the period of time that has elapsed since the ANN grade or grades were imposed.

The Academic Registrar may refuse to convert an ANN grade to a FAIL or F:0 where a student has been found guilty of more than one instance of academic misconduct or where the offence was of such magnitude that conversion to a FAIL or F:0 is considered inappropriate.

DA

N/A

N/A

Where a final component of assessed work within a unit of study is approved to be done at a later date, but not later than the end of the next study period in which the student is enrolled. A DA grade must be converted to a final result by no later than the end of the subsequent study period in which the student is enrolled. Any extension must be approved by the Manager Teaching Programs, Curtin English or ELT Coordinator, Curtin English.

GNS

N/A

N/A

A result in a unit is not available to the Board of Examiners because marking is not complete. A GNS is an interim grade and must be converted to a final grade within 1 month after the Board of Examiners. Any extension must be approved by the Manager Teaching Programs, Curtin English or ELT Coordinator, Curtin English.