Examinations and assessment framework (EAF)

The Examinations and assessment framework (EAF) has replaced the former Policy and Guidance for Examiners from 2019-20.

The 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.

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

The EAF has been updated to capture all dispensations and changes to practice authorised by Education Committee and the Proctors during the Coronavirus pandemic. It will be in place from April 2020 until such time as normal working has resumed.

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

Examinations and assessment framework (valid from Michaelmas term 2019) *Last updated: 10 June 2020*

A circular on changes applicable from 2019-20 is available below:

Education Committee circular: Examinations policy


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

Annex A: Examination conventions template for 2019-20 (last updated 10 June 2020)

Annex A: Examination conventions template for 2020-21


Visit the Boards of Examiners Mitigiating Circumstances page for more information regarding the adjustments made for the 2019/20 academic year.


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


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