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Subject Review of Physics and Astronomy

The Physics and Astronomy teaching in the University of Cambridge was assessed by a team from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) from 2 to 5 November 1998, following the submission of a Subject Review Self-Assessment document to the QAA in May 1998. This document included the aims and objectives of the undergraduate Physics courses.

The team of seven assessors produced a detailed Quality Assessment Report, which included numerical grades, on an ascending scale of 1 to 4, for six different "aspects of provision". These grades show the extent to which the student learning experience and student achievement demonstrate that the aims and objectives, as set out in the Self-Assessment document, are being met. The results of the assessment of Physics and Astronomy teaching in the University of Cambridge were:

Curriculum Design, Content and Organisation  4 
Teaching, Learning and Assessment  4 
Student Progression and Achievement  4 
Student Support and Guidance  4 
Learning Resources  4 
Quality Management and Enhancement  3