Guidelines for Markers of DipSW Assessable
Gradings for DipSW assignments are: PASS / FAIL.
Written feedback for the studentswhich explains evidence decisionmust be provided
The assignment answers the specific question asked.
The assignment covers ALL parts of the question.
Depth of analysis and critical examination of evidence - assignments must
go beyond the descriptive to show that the knowledge base of social work is
The assignment shows a structure and organisation of material that is balanced
between the elements of the question.
The assignment includes reference to and analysis of relevant anti-racist
and anti-discriminatory perspectives.
The assignment will provide evidence of the application of concepts taught
in the relevant module and drawn from reading and practice experience.
The assignment explains the context for the piece of work.
The assignment acknowledges the sources of material and is clearly referenced
(see section 6).
Note: If a marker suspects that a student has quoted or otherwise inappropriately
used source material without acknowledgement, s/he should immediately consult
with her/his co-marker. If suspicion remains, the markers should report
the matter to the route's marking coordinator for the assignment without
delay. - see Appendix 4
: Academic Dishonesty (Cheating).
The assignment complies with the word limit specified in the assignment
outline within a margin of plus or minus 10% of the specified number of
words. If the word limit is exceeded by more than the 10% margin please
refer to section
The assignment clearly states the number of words used (see section
The assignment should be typewritten, with clear page numbering and suitable
for photocopying for markers (see section
These guidelines were approved by the DipSW Management Committee