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’ assessment which is graded and counts towards the overall module grade.
Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, case studies, practical coaching, presentations and a final year research project.
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:
Written essays, coaching portfolio, paired and individual presentations, practical coaching episodes, multiple-choice exams.
Coaching portfolio; essays, presentations, poster presentation, oral defence of work, practical coaching episodes, case studies, grant applications, exams (module selection dependant).
Reflective reports, essays, presentations, coaching portfolios, practical coaching episodes, placement evidence.
Individual presentation, portfolios, essays, research project