At SIST, we inculcate a UK University education system (British Education System)
This translates to the assessment methods we have,
– Students attend lectures in class which include interactive group work and presentations.
– Students have 2 semesters in the year, September to January and February to May.
– The modules are split between two semesters, 1st year, for example, there are 7-12 modules, thus students will study half the modules in the 1st semester and 2nd half in the 2nd semester.
– Students have Midterms and Finals, For example, 1st-semester midterms would be held the end of November, finals in mid-January.
– Assessments include Presentations, Quizzes, Assignments and Exams.
– There are modules which may have only assignments and no exams, and there are modules which would have no assignments and only exams such as Finance Management.
– Students are required to gain skills in research to be able to conduct research for their assignments and make proper referencing without plagiarism. We apply to Harvard Referencing.
– UK Universities education system (British Education System) requires that students be independent in their learning and make an effort to prepare for lectures and assignments at home as well as taking notes during class lectures.
Transfer Student, Retakes, compensation and Trailing Modules:
- Students currently studying at a higher education institution are able to submit their transcripts for review, our Academic department will then compare the modules you have studied so far with the programme modules and evaluate your eligibility for credit transfer.
- Some students may go throughout their studies without ever having a retake while others might see a retake on their record due to a failed exam or due to plagiarism. It is important to avoid retakes at all, not only do you have a fine penalty but you also have the grade capped to 40 regardless of how well you’ve done.
- Students who have very good grades and a good student record yet face a low grade somewhere during an exam or assignment, the student could get compensated for it during an exam board.
- Students are allowed 2 trailing modules from 1st year (Level 4) to 2nd Year (Level 5).
- Students in 2nd year(Level 5) are not allowed trailing modules into the 3rd year.
At SIST, we apply the UK Honours degree system for undergraduates:
If you study for an undergraduate degree at SIST, you are aiming to graduate with a degree with honours. With this type of degree, the level of your academic performance on your programme is indicated by the ‘class’ of degree – or honours – you are awarded. Most universities award a class of degree based on the marks from the assessed work you have completed. To distinguish between students on the basis of their academic achievement, undergraduate degree awards are classified as follows:
- First-Class Honours (70% and above): a first-class degree, usually referred to as a ‘first’ or 1st, is the highest honours degree you can achieve
- Upper Second-Class Honours (60-70%): there are two levels of second class degree. An upper second class, known as a 2:1 or two-one, is the higher of the two levels
- Lower Second-Class Honours (50-60%): a 2.2 or two-two in the lower level of the second class degree
- Third-Class Honours (40-50%): known as a ‘third’ or 3rd, this degree is the lowest honours degree achievable
- Ordinary Degree if an honours student fails to achieve the third class by a small margin, they will be awarded an ordinary degree i.e. without honours.
The total of 40%-70% is over 100. It is calculated based on the average results you get in your assignments and examinations. If you are a student who would regularly get between 60% and 70% over a 100 in your assignments and examinations, then you would graduate with an Upper Second-Class Honours degree.
It is important for students to work really hard to get the top results. Not only would it benefit you in perhaps obtaining a scholarship for your further education it could also open a lot of doors to top UK-Universities for you to complete your Postgraduate Education.
Admissions are open and we are now accepting applicants into our programmes. Apply here.