This year, the G11FA course was examined through a continuous assessment in the form of a 3-parts coursework. Part A focuses on multiple questions that evaluate the basic understanding of the course materials. Part B evaluates the analytical skills and as such, it consists of a number of numerical exercises. Part C assesses the ability to synthesise the course material; thus, this part consists of a more complex exercise, a poster and two essays. The coursework evaluates all the learning outcomes of the course, and the assessment style encourages a continuous formative learning process that improves over time with feedback. After implementing the continuous assessment method, the teaching team found that students received an average mark of 79.7% which is much higher than last year’s average of 55% using the normal final exam assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
EventLearning and Teaching Symposium, Heriot Watt University - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jun 20219 Jun 2021


WorkshopLearning and Teaching Symposium, Heriot Watt University
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • take home exam
  • continuous assessment
  • students


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