Assessment (Level Two)

A table to show the breakdown of the overall mark.
Module Assessment 1 Oral Exam/Assessment 2
HST202: Historians and History 33% 0% 67%
Document Options 33% 17% 50%
Options 33% 0% 67%
Course Assignment 100% 0% 0%

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.

HST202

Assessment 1: The first piece of coursework is a 'comparative commentary' 2,000 words in length and accounting for 33% of the overall module mark. This work is for formative assessment, and will be returned to students by their seminar tutors for feedback.

Assessment 2: The second piece of coursework is an essay of 3,000 words in length and accounting for 67% of the overall module mark. This work is for summative assessment, and will be returned (via seminar tutors or the course coordinator) in the second semester so that students can benefit from the comments of the marker. 

Document Options

Assessment 1: Three gobbets of up to 500 words, which will allow students to develop and demonstrate their skills of independent source criticism.

Oral: Presentations and participation in seminars, in which students will demonstrate their team-working and analytical skills and their ability to analyse different types of primary source material in their historical context.

Exam: A 2 hour unseen written examination will require candidates to demonstrate that they have absorbed and understood the material and that they are able to compose a structured argument and analyse primary sources in clear prose under pressure of time.

Option Modules

Assessment 1: One formative essay (2,500 words), which will allow students to advance their understanding of aspects of the module in more detail, to develop skills of analysis and argument, and to improve their writing skills.

Exam: A 2 hour unseen written examination will require candidates to demonstrate that they have absorbed and understood the material and that they can express this in clear prose and a structured argument.

Course Assignment

Assessment: An independent piece of work with a word limit of 5,000 words.