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An appraisal of A-level and university examination results for engineering undergraduates

An appraisal of A-level and university examination results for engineering undergraduates
An appraisal of A-level and university examination results for engineering undergraduates
The examination performance of Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students from two comparable UK universities over a three-year study period is analysed. For each student group the examination results from each year of study are compared with each other, with the third-year project mark, with A-level results and with the results of a prior knowledge assessment test using a ranking correlation technique. The significance of the derived correlation coefficients is assessed and discussed. Subsequently, third-year marks are further appraised in relation to the combined A-level `score' and A-level Mathematics `grade', and the distribution of the differences between third- and first-year marks is examined.
ranking, marks correlation, marks consistency, year-by-year changes
0306-4190
265-279
Adamson, J.
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Clifford, H.
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Adamson, J.
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Clifford, H.
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Adamson, J. and Clifford, H. (2002) An appraisal of A-level and university examination results for engineering undergraduates. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 30 (3), 265-279.

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The examination performance of Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students from two comparable UK universities over a three-year study period is analysed. For each student group the examination results from each year of study are compared with each other, with the third-year project mark, with A-level results and with the results of a prior knowledge assessment test using a ranking correlation technique. The significance of the derived correlation coefficients is assessed and discussed. Subsequently, third-year marks are further appraised in relation to the combined A-level `score' and A-level Mathematics `grade', and the distribution of the differences between third- and first-year marks is examined.

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Published date: 2002
Keywords: ranking, marks correlation, marks consistency, year-by-year changes

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Local EPrints ID: 22077
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/22077
ISSN: 0306-4190
PURE UUID: 670883c1-36f1-499e-8860-52a13760b588

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Date deposited: 22 Mar 2006
Last modified: 22 Apr 2020 16:44

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