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Learning and Assessment

How You Will Learn

Teaching methods vary but most courses are taught through traditional lectures and practical sessions. You may be taught on campus, by eLearning or a combination of both (blended learning). Teaching methods include:

  • Guest lectures from industry professionals or specialists
  • One-to-one sessions with your lecturer
  • Workshops
  • Case studies
  • Directed learning
  • Independent study
  • Visits e.g. to museums and exhibitions or into industry
  • Productions
  • Design studio work
  • Laboratory work

We also have excellent industrial links with local, national and international employers who will provide you with valuable seminars, visits and placement opportunities.

Assessment Types

For each course assessment methods may differ but most common assessment methods include:

  • Formal examinations
  • Practical exercises
  • Coursework
  • Online examinations
  • Written assignments
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Case Studies
  • Reports
  • Observation of skills
  • Real-life industry projects
  • Presentations

Covid-19 Update - GCSE, AS/A-Level Results Summer 2020

As you are aware GCSE, AS and A level examinations and assessments due to be held in summer 2020 were cancelled due to the Covid-19 restrictions and alternative awarding arrangements were put in place. The results that students will receive this year are based on a combination of teacher professional judgement and a standardisation process. CCEA Awarding Organisation has developed a short animation video, which explains the standardisation methods it used.