Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1022: Legal Foundations

This module descriptor refers to the 2013/4 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
Court Presentation10 minutes1,2,4,5,7,8,9,10;Verbal feedback and class discussion

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

...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
A closed-note written examination652 hours 1-5, 7,8;Verbal and written feedback.
Group project 353,000 words1-11;Verbal feedback and class discussion


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
A closed-note written examinationA closed-note written examination1-5, 7,8;August / September referred / deferred period
Group project Group project 1-11;Project submitted by the end of the referred / deferred 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 group project was failed: the group will resubmit a project 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 project were failed, the student will retake a 3 hour exam which will be capped at the pass mark of (40%)