Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1004: The Law of Contract

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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
Summaries of Forensic and Academic Debates9 x 1.5 hour1-10Peer review and oral feedback
Forensic and Academic Debates and Interrogatories9 x 1.5 hour1-10Oral feedback from tutors and peers
Formative Essay1500 words1-10Written comment(s) from lecturer

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
Examination652.5 hours1-10Written and oral feedback
Individual Advocacy Presentation(15 minutes)3515 minutes1-10Written and oral 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
ExaminationClosed note written examination with supplied materials (2.5.hours)1-10August / September referred / deferred period
Individual Advocacy Presentation (15 Minutes)Essay (2,000 words)1-10August / September referred / deferred period