LSE's view is that there are three acceptable approaches to marking which provide a highly rigourous assessment procedure.
- Double-blind marking (this is the default position)
- Sighted double marking
- Moderated single marking, involving a second examiner
Due to the Marking and Assessment Boycott during Summer and IRDAP 2023 assessment periods, some marking processes have had to be adapted. The School is confident that these process offer the same level of rigour as our standard marking practices.
External examiners also review summative work from across the full range of marks for that course to enable them to ensure that the internal marking is consistent and of an appropriate standard.
Where assessments are anonymous, marking is carried out with reference to candidate numbers only. This means that examiners are wholly unaware of the identity of the candidates.
The School is confident that its standard approach to the marking summative work is sufficiently robust and thus you are not able to call into question the academic judgement of the relevant Board of Examiners. The School has carefully re-considered this in light of the Marking and Assessment Boycott during Summer and IRDAP 2023 assessment periods, and remains confident that the amended processes are equally robust.
There is therefore no provision for summative work to be re-marked.