Assessments on the programmes are an essential part of the learning process, rather than a set of hurdles. There will be no exams or group works for your modules rather you will be required to submit a final assignment at the end of each module, which will be assessed by the assessor.
There are two types of assessments involve in your learning process, formative and summative assessment.
Your personal tutor will give you informal feedback on your participation on case studies quizzes, pinned discussions and your coursework. A formative feedback has no point value and is NOT considered into your final grades. The goal of formative assessment is to monitor your learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by students to improve their learning.
More specifically, formative assessments:
- Will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work
- Will help your personal Tutor to recognize where you are struggling and address problems immediately
There will be no exams or group works for your modules rather you will be required to submit a final assignment at the end of each module, which will be assessed by the assessor and you will have your final grades.
The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate your learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against published learning outcomes and assessment criteria. To achieve a pass grade for the unit you must meet the assessment criteria set out in the specifications. This gives transparency to the assessment process and provides for the establishment of national standards for each qualification.
Special arrangements will be made for students who have disability/ learning difficulty for which valid supporting evidence can be made available. Please refer to the Student Support Team regarding the Reasonable Adjustments Policy for further information.