University of Exeter Handbook (Physics) Questions/Comments Department (Physics)

Marking Scheme for Level 2 Laboratory Extended Experiment Reports

This marking scheme applies to reports on extended experiments. See also the Level 2 Laboratory Assessment Procedures in the Physics Handbook.

Name:

Title:


Key areas (max 10)

Assess:

  • logical structure of report and literary accuracy;
  • quality of general presentation;
  • proper length.
10 Outstanding
8—9 Exceptional
7 Excellent
6 Very Good
5 Competent
4 Weak (pass)
3 Poor (fail)
0—2 Very Poor (fail)

Introduction and Conclusion (max 10)
Assess:
  • clear introduction (with brief description of phenonemon and general aims of the experiment);
  • logical general conclusion (with answers to the questions in the introduction and suggestions).
10 Outstanding
8—9 Exceptional
7 Excellent
6 Very Good
5 Competent
4 Weak (pass)
3 Poor (fail)
0—2 Very Poor (fail)

Experimental set-up and results (max 10)

Assess:

  • clear description of the set-up and method as well as improvements made;
  • quality of the presentation of data;
  • quality and quantity of results obtained.
10 Outstanding
8—9 Exceptional
7 Excellent
6 Very Good
5 Competent
4 Weak (pass)
3 Poor (fail)
0—2 Very Poor (fail)

Data analysis (max 10)

Assess:

  • correct analysis of data and critical comparison of the results with theoretical models;
  • understanding of the studied phenomenon and the material presented in the report;
  • correct conclusions drawn from the analysis.
10 Outstanding
8—9 Exceptional
7 Excellent
6 Very Good
5 Competent
4 Weak (pass)
3 Poor (fail)
0—2 Very Poor (fail)

TOTAL (max 40):   Date   Assessed by:

University of Exeter Handbook (Physics) Questions/Comments Department (Physics)