Undergraduate Module Descriptor
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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.
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 assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Peer review - Each student will write a short review of another students draft summative essay, discussing how well the essay achieves it goals and offering suggestions for improvement.||One hour class time interaction as well as essay preparation||1-5, 7, 9||Written|
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.
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Examination||50||1.5 hours||1-5, 9||Written|
|Presentation||20||10 minute presentations||1-6, 8||Written class feedback|
|Essay||30||1400 word essay||1-5, 7, 9||Written|
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 assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Examination||Examination (2 hours)||1-5, 9||August/September re-assessment period|
|Presentation||10 minute presentations||1-6, 8, 9||TBA with students in Term 3|
|Essay||Essay (1400 words)||5, 7, 9||August/September re-assessment period|
When students’ ability to participate in seminars is severely impaired for condonable reasons, an alternative to contributions to discussions will be offered.