Students produce a list of citations from texts, primary sources and internet sites on specific topics followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the purpose of which is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
The creation of a digital application or website which allows students creatively demonstrate the Software and IT skills learned through a specific module.
Students are asked to write on a particular topic(s) to an
agreed length in a specific style writing in the style such as a journal, newspaper or magazine. This form of assessment allows students to engage with research as academics do and produce a piece of writing on a specific topic.
A blog is a web page where the writer can make regular additions on various or specified over a period of time. Hyperlinks, images, audio and videos can be included with the text and can be presented creatively. This allows students to write about specific topics or experiences i.e work experience, in a creative manner.
A formal statement of theoretical business goals, reasons they are attainable, feasibility of the business idea, plans for reaching them, and funding. It may also contain background information about the organisation or team attempting to reach those goals. This method of assessment encourages students to break down and understand the steps involved in setting up a business.
Case studies involve real-life situations and often take the form of problem-based inquiry. They enable students to apply their knowledge of a modules material to identify problems and offer solutions. This method of assessment is useful for assessing students’ understanding and for encouraging students to see links between theory to practice.
A debate involves students researching and analyzing a topic based on stance they have choosen or are giving to take for the purpose of the assessment. They argue this stance against other students using factual and well articulated points. The debate can be conducted with two participants or a group of participants.
Students produce independent research on a question or problem of their choice,and produce a substantial thesis/dissertation providing a deep understanding of the topic. This document is submitted to support the students’ academic degree.
A compilation of academic work and other forms of educational evidence assembled by a student for the purpose of evaluating coursework quality, learning progress, and academic achievement and for creating a lasting archive of academic work products, accomplishments, and other documentation in a folder or booklet. An ePortfolio is the same concept using an electronic system to store and organise the information.
Students are required to write an essay on specified or agreed topics within given
parameters e.g. word count, use of different literature sources etc. Students are required to present their points in a structured, logical and discursive manner.
The skeleton of an essay including arguments, main points and conclusions. Students demonstrate their preparation, planning and reading on the topic instead of having to write a full essay.
A written examination that tests students knowledge of a module through various tyrpes of questions i.e multiple choice, short answer questions, long questions and case scenarios.
A learning situation where students work as part of a group to collaborate on an assessment. The assessment can be based on a variety of assessment types. It helps students build skills in teamwork and prepares them for realistic work place dynamics.
A reflective document kept through the period of a learning detailing day to to day activities, learnings and challenges i.e work placement journal or laboratory journal.
Students write a report for practicals undertaken in the lab. These include information about the procedures, results, and skills demonstrated. This helps to assess students subject knowledge, literacy, numeracy and understanding.