Undergraduate Module Descriptor


LAW3142: Environmental Law and Planning

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
Essay plan and annotated bibliography500 words for essay plan and 500 words for annotated bibliography2,5-8Individual written feedback
Multiple-choice testForty questions 1-9Self-marked with group 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
10000

...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
Essay503,000 words1-8Individual written or oral feedback responses to each essay Generic feedback available on ELE highlighting common errors
Critical analysis of planning inquiry503,000 words1-8Individual written or oral feedback
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
EssayEssay1-8August/September Re-assessment period
Critical analysis of planning inquiryCritical analysis of planning inquiry1-8August/September Re-assessment period

Re-assessment notes

Students resubmitting their analyses will have to have attended a further inquiry and written a fresh analysis