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Assessment - British Parliamentary and Electoral Politics, 1688-1832 (HI254)

First year/Level 1 students

Three short pieces of work of around 2,000 words in length and one long essay of around 4,500 words will be required. The short pieces of work may be one documentary study, one book review and one essay although more essays may be substituted for the documentary study and book review. The topic and title of the long essay should be negotiated with your seminar tutor early in term 2. The best two short pieces of work will equal 50% of the final mark. The long essay will equal 50%. Failure to produce the third short piece of work will result in a deduction of 5 marks from the total.

Second year/Level 2 students

Three short pieces of work of around 2,000 words in length will be required. The short pieces of work may be one documentary study, one book review and one essay although more essays may be substituted for the documentary study and book review. The last piece of work may also be a revision essay prepared under exam conditions.

Assessment will be based on either one long essay of around 4,500 words in length (50%) and a 2 question exam paper (50%) or a 3 questions exam paper (100%). The topic and title of the long essay should be negotiated with your seminar tutor early in term 2.

See sections D, E and F for more details.

Deadlines

Short essay deadlines:

  • Term 1, week 8

  • Term 2, week 3

  • Term 2, week 9

Long essay deadlines:

  • Term 3, Friday, Week 4: first years/level 1
  • Term 3, Wednesday, Week 5): second years/level 2