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

Marking Scheme for Level 2 Laboratory Normal Experiments

This marking scheme applies to 'standard experiments'. See also the Level 2 Laboratory Assessment Procedures in the Physics Handbook.

Name:

Title:


MARK I (max 20):
Assess:
  • Attendance;
  • Active Attitude;
  • Keeping Diary and Planning;
  • Tidiness and organisation of work area.

Based on: communications between the demonstrator and the student during the three sessions of experiment, and examination of the student's diary submitted with the report.

19—20 Outstanding
17—18 Exceptional
14—16 Excellent
12—13 Very Good
10—11 Competent
8—9 Weak (pass)
5—7 Poor (fail)
0—4 Very Poor (fail)

MARK II (max 20):
Assess:
  • logical structure of report and literary accuracy;
  • quality of general presentation;
  • proper length.

Based on: reading the submitted report, and the first stage of the final discussion.

19—20 Outstanding
17—18 Exceptional
14—16 Excellent
12—13 Very Good
10—11 Competent
8—9 Weak (pass)
5—7 Poor (fail)
0—4 Very Poor (fail)

MARK III (max 20):
Assess:
  • amount and quality of data;
  • presentation of data in the report.

Based on: reading the submitted report, and the first stage of the final discussion.

19—20 Outstanding
17—18 Exceptional
14—16 Excellent
12—13 Very Good
10—11 Competent
8—9 Weak (pass)
5—7 Poor (fail)
0—4 Very Poor (fail)

MARK IV (max 20):
Assess understanding of:
  • the physics of the experiment;
  • the method and the setup.

Based on: reading the submitted report, and the first stage of the final discussion.

19—20 Outstanding
17—18 Exceptional
14—16 Excellent
12—13 Very Good
10—11 Competent
8—9 Weak (pass)
5—7 Poor (fail)
0—4 Very Poor (fail)

MARK V (max 20):
Assess:
  • thoughtful approach to objectives;
  • critical analysis of data and accurate conclusions;
  • understanding and suppressing the main sources of errors.

Based on: the final discussion of the experimental results which are presented in the report as well as in the diary.

19—20 Outstanding
17—18 Exceptional
14—16 Excellent
12—13 Very Good
10—11 Competent
8—9 Weak (pass)
5—7 Poor (fail)
0—4 Very Poor (fail)

TOTAL (max 100):   Date   Assessed by: