Submission of Assignments
The following guidelines are intended to help you present your assignment to astandard format. The guidelines apply to the ‘essay’ sections only and should be followed when submitting your assignments.
o with a front page which has the module code and title, your student number and the date submitted, and indicates which component the assignment is
o in word processed form, for A4 paper using a plain 12-point font (e.g. Times New Roman, Verdana or Arial)
o text justified and double spaced, with page numbers
o with standard margins sizes (left/right 3.17, top/bottom 2.54)
o you can choose to use sub-headings to indicate section headings within written work but this is not compulsory
o with headers/footers if desired [NB: this does not include footnotes which are not permitted by the Harvard referencing system]
• after checking that pupils’ names, mentors’ names and/or the names of schools have been removed or quoted anonymously
• after the checking of spelling, punctuation and grammar - poor presentation in these areas will affect your grade (the Learning Support Team are available to offer advice and support if needed. Appointments can be made via the Learning Centre).
• Assignments must be submitted electronically via Canvas by the date specified. Please comply with word limits – Work that is plus 10% of the word limit will incur a 10%-mark penalty drop. An assignment which is more than 20% above the stated word limit will be capped within the mark range of 30-39%
Very detailed answers to all parts of the question / task. Extremely clearly structured and focused, demonstrating overall coherence and indepth understanding. Clear evidence of a range of independently sourced material well applied in all contexts.
Exceptional level of analysis, showing deep critical engagement with a comprehensive range of contextual material. Demonstration of independent thought resulting in highly original or creative responses to the assignment. Provision of clear evidence of understanding of current scholarship and research based on an extensive range of relevant sources. Extreme clarity of structure demonstrating complete focus of argument.
Main issues addressed and solid attempt to answer question. Some relevant content applied. Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant theory and concepts and identification of main issues
The work has failed to address the outcomes of the module. There are fundamental misconceptions of the basis of the module. The work is mainly descriptive and shows little or no understanding of relevant theory. There is insufficient evidence to suggest that the author will be able to retrieve the assignment without retaking the module.
This work shows little or no understanding of relevant theory. There is little reference to appropriate literature and no evidence of independent thought or criticality. Overall the work is unduly descriptive and presents only a superficial grasp of the essential issues.
This work is not coherent and shows severe faults in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate. It includes unsubstantiated statements or assertions. It is unstructured and extremely badly presented. It is totally descriptive and lacks any attempt at analysis.