Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3003: Criminal Law
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.
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|
|Case reading exercises||In own time; 1 hour; once per learning cycle||1-5, 7-10||Peer discussion in syndicates|
|Self-test questions||In own time; 1 hour; once per learning cycle||1-5, 7-10||Peer discussion in syndicates|
|Mock exam essay and problem questions||In own time; 2 hours; once per learning cycle||1-10||Tutor and peer discussion in seminars; some supplied indicative answers|
|Exam-style assessments x 2||In own time; 2 hours; Weeks 0 and 9 of Term 2 (potentially covering all topics studied so far)||1-10||Marked by teachers; written feedback; indicative answer; oral 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|
|Examination||80||3 hours||1-10||Oral and written feedback|
|Essay||20||2 x 800 word essays (students can choose to submit either or both, and will carry the best mark forward if they do both).||1-10||Oral and written 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|
|Examination||Examination (3 hours)||1-10||August / September referred / deferred period|
|Essay||Essay (800 words)||1-10||August / September referred / deferred period|