Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW4015: The Law of Torts
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|
|Workshop topics to be researched and reported upon both individually and in groups||5 x 1.5 hours||1-6 and 9||Immediate oral feedback from tutors and peers.|
|Formative Essay||700 words||1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9||Individual indicative mark and individual written feedback, with supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on ELE.|
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||25||2000||1-6, 8-9||Individual written feedback, with supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on ELE.|
|Written examination||75||2 hours and 15 minutes||1-6, 8-10||Individual written feedback, with more general comment available on ELE|
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||Essay submitted by the end of the referred / deferred period|
|Written examination||Written examination||1-6, 8 and 10||Referred / deferred assessment period|