|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Media article Drawing on an academic journal article, students must write a 1,000 word media article that explains a piece of academic research to a non-academic audience||40%|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours Exam (seen) A seen exam||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Media article (1,000 words)||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Written essay Written essay 1500 Words||60%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of subject content.
2. Communicate their subject/s content to different audiences.
3. Self-reflect on their learning experiences.
Demonstrate an understanding of expectations for first year study
This module gives Foundation Year students the opportunity to attend subject-specific content in their chosen subject area (Subject A) and one other (Subject B). The module will develop and enhance key skillsets as indicated in the Learning Outcomes and Assessment.
Subject B: An appropriate subject from one other department that provides foundation year schemes.
Students will attend bespoke Foundation Year workshops to help them identify appropriate Level 1 content in Subject A and Subject B, and help students reflect on their learning experiences throughout the course. These will take place in the first week of teaching, and teaching weeks 5, 6, culminating in individual poster presentations in weeks 11 and 12 of Semester 2.
Students will attend Level 1 content in teaching weeks 1, 2, 3, 4 (lectures and associated seminars/workshops).
Students will attend Level 1 content in teaching weeks 7, 8, 9 and 10 from Subject B (lectures and associated seminars/workshops)
Students will be provided with a list of academic activities to carry out each week as part of the process for developing a learning journal.
Students will also attend workshops on writing a newspaper piece and undertake seen exam preparation to provide them with the information and tools they need for their assessments on this module. In addition to preparing a structure for the seen exam, students will complete a formative exam and peer-mark the results.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Students will tackle problems involving number.|
|Communication||Students will develop a range of communication skills, including: reading in different contexts and for different purposes; writing for different purposes and audiences; speaking in different contexts and for different purposes (including presentation and discussion).|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Student will show awareness of their personal preferences and needs, and barriers to learning.|
|Information Technology||Students will use a range of software packages, and develop presentation skills involving information and data.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Students will develop awareness of their personal skills, beliefs and qualities in relation to course progression.|
|Problem solving||Students will identify factors and issues relating to their chosen subjects.|
|Research skills||Students will undertake an analysis of academic and non-academic sources and produce appropriate reports.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students will develop awareness of issues relating to a topic in the student’s chosen subject area and how issues relating to the topic in other academic areas may be relevant to their problem solving approach.|
|Team work||Students will develop an understanding of group dynamics, contribute to the setting of group goals, contribute effectively to the planning of group activities, and play an active part in group activities.|
This module is at CQFW Level 3