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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1022C: Legal Foundations

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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
A mid-term multiple-choice quiz (MCQ)20 questions 1, 4-6 and 8-11Marks will be given in class for students to check their own progress
You will receive feedback on any written work you are asked to prepare for seminars, and on your oral contributions during the seminars.22 x 2 hours seminars2-3, 6-8 and 10-11Peer-to-peer feedback and tutor observation and feedback.

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
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...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
Oral advocacy assessment and skeleton argument4015 minute oral presentation with a 500 word written skeleton argument, and answer questions for 5 minutes2-3, 6-8 ad 10-11Individual written feedback and general feedback will be provided after the assessment.
A 2 hour open-note written examination in Term 3 comprising multiple choice questions and a problem solving exercise.602 hour written paper1-2, 4-8 and 10-11General feedback will be provided after the examination, and there will be an opportunity for students to obtain individual feedback also.

Re-assessment

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
15 minute oral advocacy assessment and 500 word skeleton argument worth 40%15 minute oral advocacy assessment and 500 word skeleton argument worth 40%2-3, 6-8 ad 10-11August/ September reassessment period
A 2 hour open-note written examination in Term 3 worth 60% comprising multiple choice questions and a problem solving exercise. A 2 hour open-note written examination in Term 3 worth 60% comprising multiple choice questions and a problem solving exercise. 1-2, 4-8 and 10-11August/September reassessment period