Examinations and assessment framework (EAF)

The Examinations and assessment framework (EAF) details the University's policy relating to University Examinations and assessment practices for undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses. It aligns with and expands on the Examination Regulations. It also provides more detailed guidance in relation to specific processes, primarily through annexes. It is of relevance for examiners and all other staff involved in University Examinations and assessment.


A PDF version of the full policy and guidance (including all annexes) is available below.

Examinations and assessment framework (valid from Michaelmas term 2021)

Supplementary guidance on statements on submissions


For exam boards finalising marks and outcomes from HT and TT 2021:

EAF 2020-21 Annex E Assessment Support Package


Operational guidance

Operational guidance and policy is provided through the Examination and Assessments staff website



The following circulars have been issued in 2021-22:

Circular 1: Examinations policy for 2021-22

Circular 3: Examination policy update for 2021-22 and changes for 2022-23

Please note that Circular 2 was issued by Research Degrees Panel and so is not included here.

Recent circulars from 2020-21 for reference:

Circular 8: Online submissions

Circular 9: Assessment 2021-22

Circular 10: EAF update Aug 2021, late submission of exam responses early MT21, updated SpLD marking guidance, review of educational recording policy, and update on the captioning service


Word version annexes and forms

Annexes of the EAF provided as separate documents are available below:

Annex A; Examination conventions template for 2021-22

Reports for mitigating circumstances (updated MT21):

Section A - pro-forma approach

Section B - table approach


Also in relation to assessment the following guide is provided on the use of Turnitin:

The use of Turnitin at the University of Oxford: A guide for tutors, examiners and administrators


Contact us

Education Policy Support
University Offices
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Tel: 01865 270091