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Assessment methods

Assessment methods for individual course units vary, and can include essays, exams, commentaries or group projects, depending on the unit. The course unit handbook each year tells you how each course will be assessed (see 'Year At A Glance for First Year assessments').

Virtually all units contain assessed essays. Many units also require an essay which will not count for assessment, but which is intended to provide you with an opportunity to practise your essay-writing technique and to receive extra feedback. Such ‘unassessed’ essays are nevertheless a compulsory element and you cannot pass a course without completing them.