Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2141: Intermediate Persian

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.

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
Home-assignments, essay writing, graded dictation assignments and mid-term quiz Roughly 15-30 minutes of class time per class and 90-120 minutes of homework time1-7Verbal and/or written 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

...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
In-class test1590 minutes1 and 2Written feedback
In-class test1590 minutes1-5Written feedback
Oral Examination2015 minutes1-5Written and verbal
Written examination502 hours1 and 2Written 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 assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Oral examinationOral examination (15 minutes) (20%)N/AAugust/September assessment period
Written examinationWritten Examination (2 hours) (80%) N/AAugust/September assessment period