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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1022C: Legal Foundations

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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
You will receive feedback on your work in seminars, both written and oral, including advocacy33 x 2 hour seminars1-6Self and peer-to-peer feedback and tutor observation and feedback.
You will receive feedback on your teamwork skills in team meetings20 x 2 hour team meetings5-6Self and peer-to-peer 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

...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
A personal portfolio of work805000 words1-4, 6Specific written pre-submission guidance. Post submission written feedback.
Skills meeting notes and action points evidence101700 words5-6Specific pre-submission guidance from tutor. Post submission written feedback.
Team work self and peer assessments10800 words5-6Post submission 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 assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Portfolio of workResubmission of portfolio (5,000 words)1-4, 6August/September reassessment period
Skills meetings notes (10%) and teamwork assessment (10%)Reflective essay on teamwork and legal skills (2,500 words)5-6August/September reassessment period