Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1036: Legal Foundations

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
Group Video Presentation10 minutes1-10Group written feedback
Online Multiple-choice quiz30 minutes1--11Online automatic feedback
Individual oral presentation of legal opinion15 minutes1-11seminarspeer oral feedback and general tutor 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
Oral advocacy presentation3015 minutes11-11Individual written feedback and general feedback
Essay251,500 words1-11Individual written feedback and generalic feedback
Examination452 hours1-11General feedback to the whole cohort and opportunity for individual 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 advocacy presentationWritten advocacy argument (2000 words)1-11August / September referred / deferred period
EssayEssay (1500 words)1-11August / September referred / deferred period
ExamExam (2 hours)1-11August / September referred / deferred period