The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments.
Each module has one (for 15 credit) or two (for 30 credit) formal or ‘summative’ assessments, which are graded and count towards the overall module grade. Assessment methods include a written examination and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, case study, practical interactive facilitated sessions and reflective journals.
The typical summative assessment pattern for the year of the course is:
2 x practical interactive sessions
2 x individual presentations of session plans
1 x essay
1 x examination
2 x written reflective pieces
You will receive feedback on practice ‘formative’ assessments and on formal ‘summative’ assessments.
Verbal or written feedback is given for all formative assessments. Students doing practical formative work at tutorials or study days receive immediate verbal feedback from tutors and their peers. Tutors feedback on written formative work directly to each student individually.
All summative assessments receive written feedback.
Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.
We aim to provide you with feedback and grades on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of submission.