Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3155: Law, Politics and Power
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|
|Participation in workshop discussions (this is relevant because each cycle includes two workshops, with the first leading into the second; also students will need to draw on workshop work for the summative reflective commentary)||Individual contributions in workshops||All||Comments from other students and tutor|
|Short essay voluntary submission of a draft section of, or plan for, the summative essay; draft or plan may be reworked and developed on basis of feedback in preparation for the summative essay||1000 words||All||Written comments; oral feedback available on request|
|Mock exam - voluntary and self-marked||2.5 hour||All||Sample exam paper with self-marking material and guidance made available on ELE; further guidance from tutor available on request|
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|
|One essay comprising two parts: (1) 3000 word essay (from choice of two titles) (2) 750 word reflective commentary||50||3750 total||All||Written; plus general feedback to be posted on ELE|
|Examination||50||2.5 hours||All||General feedback to be posted on ELE after exam. Oral feedback available 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|
|Essay as above||Essay as above||All||August / September re-assessment period|
|Examination||Examination (2.5 hours)||All||August/ September re-assessment period|