Assessment will be accomplished throughout the Foundation Degree here at Leek College using the following variety of methods as and when appropriate:
• Individual coursework assignments ( normally approximately 3000 words)
• Written reports
• One timed essay exam in year 3
• One Research Project in year 3 (which students really enjoy)
• A work based portfolio continually developed throughout course including work based tasks, reflection, evaluation of practice and feedback from observations and mentor reports
Assessment and Standardisation
To ensure consistency and accuracy, sample assessments are second marked by the university.
Marking (or standardisation meetings) meetings are held at Staffordshire University to ensure standardisation across the various delivery sites etc.
To ensure fairness, some assignments are marked anonymously, and that you are asked to fold and stick down the right hand flap of the assignment before handing in your work. This is an important tool in helping to safeguard the integrity of the assessment process.
At the end of each semester, all assessment work is sent to the university and checked by the module leaders. The University also employs External Examiners to provide a feedback report on the standard of the work they have seen.
An Assessment / Awards Board meets at the university to determine your final grade on each module.