Undergraduate Module Descriptor


LAW1003: Criminal Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 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.

Formative Assessment

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 assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Case reading exercisesIn own time; 1 hour; once per learning cycle1-5, 7-10Peer discussion in syndicates
Self-test questionsIn own time; 1 hour; once per learning cycle1-5, 7-10Peer discussion in syndicates
Mock exam essay and problem questionsIn own time; 2 hours; once per learning cycle 1-10Tutor and peer discussion in seminars; supplied indicative answers
Exam-style assessments x 2In own time; 2 hours; Weeks 0 and 9 of Term 2 (potentially covering all topics studied so far)1-10Marked by teachers; written feedback; indicative answer; oral feedback

Summative Assessment

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.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
15850

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Examination853 hours1-10Oral and written feedback
Essay152 x 700 word essays (students can choose to submit either or both, and will carry the best mark forward if they do both).1-10Oral and written feedback
0
0
0
0
0

Re-assessment

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 assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
ExaminationExamination1-10August / September referred / deferred period
EssayEssay1-10August / September referred / deferred period