· UCAS tariff points from Scottish Highers or Advanced Highers are accepted
· UCAS tariff points from the Irish Leaving Certificate are accepted
· Welsh Baccalaureate
· International Baccalaureate: full diploma, achieving at least 24 points
· Access to HE Diploma: at least nine credits must be achieved at merit grades, with all remaining level 3 credits at passt grades
· Edexcel/BTEC National: Merit
· National Literacy and Numeracy tests at level 2 or 3 will be accepted in lieu of GCSE English and Maths, but you will still require a minimum of three GCSE qualifications other than those listed above will be considered on an individual basis
· You should also be able to demonstrate competence in English and Maths, normally through grade C or above in these subjects at GCSE. Applicants may be invited to interview.
The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice of ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.
There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: