There are no exams. Assessment supports your development in outstanding professional practice. Forms of assessment include group and individual presentations, report writing and reflective essays.
The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or 'formative' assignments. Each module has one or more formal or 'summative' assessments, which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.
Assessment methods include individual and group presentations, reflective logs and essays, a long study and the construction of a professional webfolio.
The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year will vary according to the mandatory and optional modules taken, but a typical formal summative assessment pattern for each year of the course is:
Four assignments in January and four in May. The January assessment marks are weighted 30% of your overall mark for each module. The May assessment marks are weighted 70% of your overall mark for each module to enable you to respond positively to feedback offered by tutors in the earlier assignments. The January and May assessments balance face-to-face presentations and electronically submitted written work.
As per Year 1, except the long study does not have a January assessment point. Instead, it is submitted in May. Year 2 assessment methods also include presentations, webfolio construction and a reflective essay.