How you’ll be assessed
The course includes a wide range of assessment modes – not just written, but also oral and visual.
It’s important to know that the purpose is to assess your understanding of the arts in education rather than your artistic ability or talent in individual arts. The course provides you with opportunities for formative feedback that will support your development and understanding informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark.
Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include a range of coursework assessments such as reflections, essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and reports on projects.
The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You must achieve a pass mark of 50 and above in all Year 1 compulsory modules as a prerequisite, before progression to Year 2 optional modules.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
All modules are assessed by coursework. There are either one or two components to an assignment for each module (amounting to 100% of the whole module assignment). The overall assignment is worth 4000 words or equivalent.
You will receive oral feedback on any informal assessments and written feedback on all formal assessments undertaken. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor. We aim to provide you with feedback within 15 working days of hand-in (formal coursework assessment).