Examination and grading systems

Higher Education Institution Agronomy, food, environment

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Examination and grading systems

Exams and grading system

EXAMS AND GRADING

Examination system

The semester is made of several program units (UP). Each UP is made of seperate course units (UE).

The examination system at ISARA-Lyon is composed of:

  • a continuous assessment of the knowledge and skills acquired, through graded oral presentations, practicals, submitted papers and/or attendance or participation
  • a final examination of each course unit

The detailed examinations relating to each course are indicated in the syllabus. They may include:

  • oral examinations
  • written examination
  • graded tutorial / practical works
  • report on group works

Examinations are offered in the language of instruction of each course.

The Grading system

ECTS credits indicate the student workload for each course. One full-time academic year represents 60 ECTS, made of 2 semesters of 30 ECTS each. Credits are granted for completed course.

The grading scale

French Grade

Definition

ECTS Grade

16 to 20

EXCELLENT – Outstanding performance with only minor weaknesses

A

14 to 15.9

VERY GOOD – Above the average standard but with some weaknesses

B

12 to 13,9

GOOD – generally sound work with a number of significant weaknesses

C

11 to 11,9

SATISFACTORY – fair but with significant shortcomings

D

10 to 10,9

SUFFICIENT – performance meets the minimum requirements for acceptance

E

8 to 9,9

FAIL – some additional work is required before the credits can be awarded

FX

<8

FAIL – considerable additional work is required

F

The student validates a course unit if he/she obtains at least 10/20 as an average of the whole course unit, taking into account the percentage of the final grade allocated to each evaluation.

Contact

Sigolène VERNERET

International Relations Department

+33 - (0)4 27 85 85 10

student@isara.fr