Assessment: COMMUNICATION Levels 1-4

The information below is about Levels 1-4 in Communication degrees. Regarding levels 5&6, please see the corresponding entry.

Evaluation system

In COMMUNICATION levels 1, 2, 3 & 4, evaluation will take place both throughout the course and at the end of the course, and will consist of:

Class evaluation based on participation in and performance of oral and written assignments, and tests (50%).

– A final exam which constitutes 50% of the final class grade and includes four parts: oral (30% of final exam), listening comprehension (20%), language focus (30%) and reading comprehension (20%).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participation in 85% of regular class sessions is a prerequisite for taking the final exam. (This means, in fact, that students cannot for any reason miss more than four lessons if they wish to have the right to take the final exam.)

In levels 1 through 4, students must pass at least two of the four parts of the final exam in order to pass the course.

Those students who fail to meet the criterion of regular participation have not earned the right to take the end-of-term final exam.

At the end of the term, students who take the exam but fail the course have the right to take the June/July re-sit exam. Those students who fail the course in the first term are recommended to repeat the same level in the second term, as this is the best way to guarantee that they are improving their language skills, with the aim of passing the level in one of the two second term exam sittings. However, they may choose to go directly to the June/July re-sit exam without repeating the level in the second term. In this case, they must notify the registrar (secretaria acadèmica) of their choice before the beginning of the second term.

The final grade for students taking the re-sit exam will take into account the class grade obtained for continuous evaluation from the most recent term that they have taken the level (50%) and the grade on the re-sit exam (50%); that is to say that students have to re-sit all four parts of the exam.

Students who did not earn the right to take the exam at the end of the term (No Presentat) cannot take the re-sit exam in June/July and must re-register for the same level.

At the end of the second term, students who take the exam but fail the course have the right to take the July re-sit exam. The final grade for students taking this exam will take into account: the class grade obtained for continuous evaluation (50%) and the grade on the re-sit exam (50%), that is to say, students have to re-sit all four parts of the exam.

Students who did not earn the right to take the exam at the end of the second term cannot take the re-sit exam and must re-register for the same level in the first term of the following academic year.