18 institutions to trial end of degree reports

“A system for recording students’ achievements, which could eventually replace the degree classification system, is to be trialled by 18 higher education institutions. The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), which will include details of students’ module marks and other achievements alongside an overall classification, took a step forward this week as universities across the UK announced that they would be testing the new approach from next year. Bob Burgess, vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester, led a review into recording students’ achievement that concluded that traditional classifications were no longer “fit for purpose”. He said: “This (trial) will give us an opportunity to see if the proposals add value and are practical.”…” (more)

[Rebecca Attwood, Times Higher, 23 October]

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