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.
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2021|
|Event||Learning and Teaching Symposium, Heriot Watt University - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 7 Jun 2021 → 9 Jun 2021
|Workshop||Learning and Teaching Symposium, Heriot Watt University|
|Period||7/06/21 → 9/06/21|
- take home exam
- continuous assessment