Phillip Bryant, Senior Qualifications and Assessments Manger, ICA presents an overview of how ICA qualifications are assessed.
ICA has an Assessment Framework that sets out the principles, practices and conducts of assessment, and outlines the processes we go through when making assessment decisions.
This document illustrates the ICA assessment framework and should be read in conjunction with the other ICA policies and information provided below.
The meeting of an Assessment Board is an important occasion where the final marks and grades are confirmed and how ICA verifies that academic standards are appropriate in the relevant subject.
This document details the principles that govern how Assessment Boards must be ran.
Sometimes circumstances or events beyond their control may adversely affect a candidate’s ability to perform in an assessment to their full potential. In such cases mitigation may be applied.
This document outlines our policy and procedures on mitigating circumstance.
If a candidate wishes to claim mitigating circumstances, they must complete the Mitigating Circumstances form and send it to ICA at firstname.lastname@example.org
External Examiners play a vital role in the maintenance of academic standards and in ensuring rigorous but fair assessment of candidates.
This guidance will provide generic information on the role of External Examiners at ICA and outlines the activities in which External Examiners are likely to be involved.
ICA regards all forms of academic malpractice as a serious matter.
ICA has issued guidelines on academic malpractice to help clarify for you what will be considered as constituting these offences and to indicate the nature of the penalties that may be imposed where they occur.
This document also contains information on penalties applied for late submission and excessive word count.
If you wish to make a formal appeal, you may do so in respect of the decisions of the Assessment Board and/or the feedback given on assessed work only on the following grounds:
a) That there exists or existed circumstances affecting your performance of which, for good reason, the Assessment Board may not have been made aware when the decision was taken, and which might have had a material effect on the decision.
[NB: if a candidate wishes to appeal on such grounds, they must give adequate reasons with supporting documentation as to why this information was not made available before the decision was made.]
b) That there had been a material administrative error or procedural irregularity in the assessment process or in putting into effect the regulations for the programme of study of such a nature as to cause significant doubt as to whether the decision might have been different if the error or irregularity had not occurred.
c) That there is evidence of prejudice or bias or lack of proper assessment on the part of one or more of the examiners.
An appeal which questions the academic or professional judgement of those charged with the responsibility for assessing a candidate’s academic performance or professional competence will not be permitted.
Should you wish to make an appeal it is important that you read the full ICA Appeals policy.