Marksheets and forms
As a 30 credit module, there are a number of assessments with the majority of assessment (65%) being individual. The first individual assessment (20%) comprises an essay drawn from a range of specified topics.
The group activity, as a written project (35%), is a more open choice of topic, within broad boundaries, allowing groups to pursue a particular area of interest and provide a collectively deeper response. The group project is due later in the second term, but groups will be established and topics determined in term 1, to allow ample time for research and discussion (tender form to be submitted by week 11). The group activities will require students to manage their group’s workload effectively, maintain appropriate internal communication and competently time-manage themselves. Peer assessment of group performance for both group activities will be incorporated into the assessment outcomes.
The single largest assessment (45%) is the final exam. The exam will take place in the usual exam period and will require students to answer a number of essay-style questions from a constrained choice (split between microeconomics and macroeconomics). The questions will cover the syllabus and will expect students to demonstrate a suitable grasp of the contemporary economic environment and make use of economic models and tools of analysis.