Assessment (Level One)

A table to show the breakdown of the overall mark.
Module Essay Component Oral Exam Group Work Online Learning
HST112: Paths from Antiquity to Modernity 33% 17% 50% - -
HST115: The 'Disenchantment' of Early Modern Europe 33% 17% 50% - -
HST116: Empire: From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages 33% 17% 50% - -
HST117: The Making of the Twentieth Century 33% 17% 50% - -
HST118: American History: From Settlements to Superpower 33% 17% 50% - -
HST119: The Transformation of Britain 33% 17% 50% - -
HST120: History Workshop 70% - - 30% Pass/Fail

Key Information for all History modules

  • You should note that you must attempt all components in order to pass overall.
  • All assessment is subject to moderation by internal examiners.
  • Word limits include footnotes but exclude the bibliography.

HST112: Paths from Antiquity to Modernity

Essay: Two pieces of written work. The second essay is based on a redraft of essay 1.

Oral: The mark derives from your seminar preparation and participation.

Exam: 2 hour exam, which takes place during the examination period in semester 1.

HST115: The 'Disenchantment' of Early Modern Europe

HST116: Empire: From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages

HST117: The Making of the Twentieth Century

HST118: American History: From Settlements to Superpower

HST119: The Transformation of Britain

Essay: Two pieces of written work.

Oral: The mark derives from your seminar preparation and participation.

Exam: 2 hour exam, which takes place during the examination period in semester 1.

HST120: History Workshop

Online Learning: Exercises undertaken in the online learning environment, ongoing Tuesday Week 2 to Friday Week 5. (Pass/ Fail). Historians need to be able to use online resources in a critical and informed way. The exercises in the online learning environment are designed to make you aware of the range of available resources, give you experience in using them, and encourage you to reflect upon their value and limitations.

Annotated Bibliography: An annotated bibliography of primary and secondary sources, relating to the theme of your group presentation, to be handed in by 12pm on Wednesday Week 8 (30% of the overall mark). Historians need to be able to identify, locate, reference and evaluate the available primary and secondary sources that relate to their topic. This exercise is designed to build on the skills developed during the online exercises, while also providing useful preparation for the group presentation.

Group Work: Group presentations (10 minute presentation, 5 minutes of questions) to be delivered in the seminar in Week 11. The presentation will receive a group mark (30% of the overall mark).

Essay: The presentations will be accompanied by an individually-written 2500-word essay (submitted by 12pm on Wednesday Week 12) addressing in detail the research questions tackled in the presentation. The essay will receive an individual mark (40% of the overall mark).