We are committed to supporting you to achieve your potential, providing many opportunities for you to receive constructive feedback and monitor your progress.
Assessment is a much broader process than just examinations. There are many different types of assessment, including assessment by tutors at the university and on placement, by your peers and self-assessment.
How will you be assessed?
We use both formative and summative assessments throughout the programme.
Formative assessments are intended to provide feedback on how you are progressing. Their purpose is to help you and your tutors identify your strengths, so that you can build on them, and your weaknesses, so that you can improve in those areas.
Formative assessments include written assignments and online tests, exams or practical assessments. They don’t count towards your progression or final qualification but are designed to provide you with feedback to inform your learning.
They also help to ensure you are familiar with the format of assessments, which you will sit summatively throughout the course.
Summative assessments are used to measure progress and to determine whether you have achieved the level of attainment required to progress through the programme, and to graduate as a doctor.