Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3142: Environmental Law and Planning
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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|
|Essay plan and annotated bibliography||500 words for essay plan and 500 words for annotated bibliography||2,5-8||Individual written feedback|
|Multiple-choice test||Forty questions||1-9||Self-marked with group feedback|
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|
|Essay||50||3,000 words||1-8||Individual written or oral feedback responses to each essay Generic feedback available on ELE highlighting common errors|
|Critical analysis of planning inquiry||50||3,000 words||1-8||Individual written or oral feedback|
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|
|Essay||Essay||1-8||August/September Re-assessment period|
|Critical analysis of planning inquiry||Critical analysis of planning inquiry||1-8||August/September Re-assessment period|
Students resubmitting their analyses will have to have attended a further inquiry and written a fresh analysis