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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


EPSM000: Educational and Professional Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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
Evidence based teaching: Behaviour Management (Poster)A2 poster1-14Verbal and written feedback
Raising Pupils’ Aspirations: Directed Task to probe children’s knowledge of and perceptions about going to University.Notes and analysis of children’s responses (1,000 words). 5,7-9,11,13,15Verbal 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
Part 3: Theoretical & conceptual exploration of a key issue in primary education1004,000 words1-15Written 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
Part 3: Theoretical & conceptual exploration of a key issue in primary educationPart 3: Theoretical & conceptual exploration of a key issue in primary education1-15See notes below.

Re-assessment notes

If a submitted assignment is deemed to be a Fail, you will be given feedback outlining what needs to be done to bring the assignment to a pass standard and one opportunity for resubmission will be allowed.

You can choose to resubmit a failed assignment ‘in year’ (i.e. before the Discipline-level Assessment, Progression & Awarding Committee (APAC) in July). The resubmission would normally be made 4 weeks after receiving feedback on the first submission. Alternatively, you may opt to have your mark recorded at the APAC as a fail mark. You will then be referred to the College-level APAC who will confirm the conditions for resubmission of the work. Normally the resubmission should be by 1st September. You should discuss these options with your tutor.

Note: if you choose the second option, the award of PGCE will be delayed until the next assessment meeting following any successful resubmission (normally held in December).

If a specialist assignment is deemed to be a Fail by the APAC, the mark obtained on resubmission will be capped at 50%.