Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3020: Family 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|
|One essay/assignment plan to be handed in by week 6 Autumn/Michaelmas Term||1,000 words max||1-7, 9||Written feedback + verbal feedback on request|
|Workshops involving problem solving questions and topics for discussion and debate.||6 x 1.5 hour Workshops||All||Verbal 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|
|Closed note exam (end of year) (50%)||50||2 hour 15 minutes||1-7, 9||Written feedback + verbal feedback on request|
|Essay/written assignment (50%) (week 2 Spring/Lent Term).||50||3000 words||1-7, 9||Written feedback + verbal feedback on request|
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|
|2 hour 15 minute closed note exam (50%)||2 hour 15 minute closed note exam (50%)||1-7, 9||August/September assessment period|
|3,000 words essay/assignment (50%)||3,000 words essay/assignment (50%)||1-7, 9||August/September assessment period|
If both the examination and the essay were failed, the student will retake a 3 hour exam which will be capped at the pass mark of 40%