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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1013: Elementary Persian

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Discussions in tutorials Weekly1,2Verbal feedback

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Homework assignments 15Two assignments per term; one around week 5, and the other around week 91-4Written feedback
Midterm quiz151.5 hoursAllWritten feedback
Oral examination (in final week of term)2015 minutes4-5Written and verbal feedback
Written examination (in final week of term)502 hours1-2Written feedback


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Homework assignmentsHomework Two homework assignments per term (around weeks 7 and 11), each replacing the original homework assignment (15%). 1-4Rescheduled during term time
Midterm quizQuiz (1.5 hours; 15%)AllRescheduled during term time
Oral Examination and questionsOral examination (15 minutes; 20%)4-5January examinations week
ExaminationWritten examination (2 hours; 50%)1-2January examinations week