The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Formative assessment tasks will generate evidence that can be used for summative portfolios. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments, which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.
Assessment methods include:
1 x professional online teaching portfolio
1 x group presentation and poster
1 x patchwork assignment
3 x reflective commentaries
2 x case studies
1 x support and behaviour plan
1 x written commentary
Trainee teachers are also required to teach 30 hours in Year 1 and 70 hours in Year 2 along with four lesson observations each academic year.
Students receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the Course Leader. Feedback is intended to support learning, and students are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.