Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW1022C: Legal Foundations
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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|
|Interviewing exercise||2 hours||1, 6||Immediate oral peer feedback|
|Mock tribunal/court hearings||3.5 hours||1, 3-5, 8||Immediate oral judge-given feedback|
|Negotiation exercise||2 hours||2, 3-5, 10||Immediate oral peer feedback|
|Oral contributions to seminars||17 x 2-hour seminars||1-10||Immediate oral feedback from peers and tutor|
|Peer assessment of contribution to teamwork||Conducted once in autumn and spring terms by law firm peers||9, 10||Moderated written peer 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|
|Portfolio of autumn term work||40||2,250 words||1, 3, 4, 5-7||Individual written feedback. Supplementary oral feedback available|
|Portfolio of spring term work||40||2,250 words||1-5, 8||Individual written feedback. Supplementary oral feedback available|
|Teamwork self-assessment||20||2,000 words||9, 10||Individual written feedback. Supplementary oral feedback available|
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|
|Portfolio of autumn term work||Resubmission of portfolio (2,250 words)||1, 3, 4, 5-7||August/September reassessment period|
|Portfolio of spring term work||Resubmission of portfolio (2,250 words)||1-5, 8||August/September reassessment period|
|Teamwork self-assessment||Resubmission of teamwork self-assessment (2,000 words)||9, 10||August/September reassessment period|