Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1025: Kurdish 1 (Sorani)

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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
Fortnightly tests of grammar and vocabulary, more substantial quizzes20 minutes1–3, 5–7, 9Verbal and/or written

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
306010

...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
Examination602 hours1–3, 5–7, 9Oral feedback as per exams
Oral exam510 minutes1–6, 9Oral feedback
Listening exam520 minutes1-5, 9Written and oral feedback
Continuous assessment30One 50 minute in-class test in the fifth week of each term, and one in the tenth week of each term.1-5Class feedback

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
ExaminationExamination (2 hours)1–3, 5–7, 9 August/September reassessment period
Oral examOral exam (10 minutes)1–6, 9August/September reassessment period
Listening examListening exam (20 minutes)1-5, 9August/September reassessment period
Continuous assessmentWritten assignment (300 words in, 2hrs)1-5, 9August/September reassessment period

Re-assessment notes

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.