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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2022: Permaculture and Gardening with Nature

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Weekly gardening journal30 x 150-word weekly entries (may be accompanied by illustrations) about planning, designing, managing and observing activities in the garden1-6Oral feedback on selected entries during teaching times in the garden, with indicative mark upon request

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Gardening journal503750 words1-6Written comments
Presentation to class of individual project5015-minute presentation1-6Oral comments followed by written comments


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Gardening journalGardening journal (3750 words)1-6August/September reassessment period
Presentation to class of individual project1500 word write-up of presentation submitted to convenor1-6August/September reassessment period