Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3003: Criminal Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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|
|Mock examination question||1 hour||1-6, 8||Written feedback|
|Workshops||9 hours||1-8||Oral 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|
|Essay||25||2500 Words||1-8||Written feedback|
|Examination||75||2 hours and 15 minutes||1-6, 8||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 assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Essay||Essay||1-8||August/September assessment period|
|Examination||Examination||1-8||August/September assessment period|
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES–If the module is failed and cannot be condoned the student will:
i) If the exam was failed: resit the exam and be capped at the pass mark (40%)
ii) If the essay was failed: resubmit an essay by the end of the August / September exam period. The mark will be capped at the pass mark (40%)
iii) If both the exam and the essay were failed, the student will retake a 3 hour exam which will be capped at the pass mark of 40%