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Assignment Brief and Feedback form (Unit with single assignment) Name of Centre:

Learner achievement (please circle)


NB: All learner achievement is provisional until confirmed at the AVA Awards Board

Level Achieved: Final !rade Achieved


(Level 3 units only)

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'itle of Access to () *iploma:


(e.g. cience)

Unit title(s): )ssa+ ,riting Learner: *escription of Assignment: In order to achieve this unit you need to carefully read the assessment criteria for this unit on the following page and submit: a) One 1200 word essay that meets the Essay Writing unit assessment criteria on a topic connected with an ethical issue in science !or e"ample #$ crops% euthanasia% stem cell research% abortion% animal e"perimentation% etc &ou should write your own 'uestion but it must be approved by the teacher (emember that any 'uestion you write must be such as to invite a discursive essay
b) a )00*word commentary on how your essay:

Unit code(s): '$tor-Assessor:


*ate set:

introduces the topic+'uestion+tas,+ re'uirement e"plores main points with supporting evidence balanced% ob.ective arguments use lin,ed paragraphs use formal English conclude with a summary of arguments use either the /arvard or 0umeric system of referencing
*ate for draft s$bmission (if applicable): .igned b+ '$tor-Assessor to agree e/tension: *ate for final s$bmission: *ate s$bmitted:

E"tension date
(if agreed):

Assignment Brief and Feedback form (Unit with single assignment)


Learner declaration:
1he e"planations and evaluations in this wor, have been developed and written by me

I have not submitted material copied from the Internet% te"t boo,s or other sources in place of my own thin,ing and writing When I have referred to the wor, of others I have done so to discuss% comment on or argue their ideas I have ,ept 'uotation and paraphrasing to an absolute minimum and only to support points I have made I understand that referencing the names of authors whose ideas I have used without including my own interpretation of those ideas% does not meet the assessment criteria and cannot attract the 2ass% $erit or 3istinction grades I have not copied the wor, of my peers

4ontinued over Learner comments: (please use this space to comment on any aspect of the
assignment when handing in your wor!)

.ignat$re:

*ate:

'0 '() L)A#N)#: "lease attach this assignment brief to an+ written work +o$ are handing in for assessment1 or s$bmit the brief as instr$cted2 &0U# ,0#3 CANN0' B) A..)..)* UNL).. &0U (A4) .5!N)* AN* .UB65'')* '(5. F0#6

Level -7
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Unit title: )ssa+ ,riting

1his assignment addresses the following 6ssessment 4riteria from the unit (or a copy of the unit may "e attached# if all A$ are covered):

Assignment Brief and Feedback form (Unit with single assignment)


Level 7

AC no

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6nalyse the re'uirements of the 'uestion or tas,

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4over the main points% omitting irrelevant detail

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Include material from own research

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Include an introduction which comments on the sub.ect - describes the treatment of it to follow in the essay

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8alance ideas - arguments - e"amples with evidence

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9se lin,ing sentences in paragraphs to set the new ideas in the conte"t of the arguments - the essay as a whole

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2rovide a conclusion which sums up the arguments - considers the implications

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Write in a detailed% balanced - ob.ective manner

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Write formal English avoiding emotive language collo'uialisms

Assignment Brief and Feedback form (Unit with single assignment)


6c,nowledge the wor, of other authors both during the essay - in a list of references

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9se the conventions of listing sources alphabetically by surname - including the author% title% publisher% date - place of publication

Level 7 $nits onl+:


;earners achieve a 2ass if they meet all ;evel 7 6ssessment 4riteria for a unit &ou will achieve a $erit or 3istinction by meeting the following #rade 3escriptors &our tutor will give you feedbac, for all three grades

!rade *escriptor 8

6erit
($hoose one or more relevant grade components)

Assignment Brief and Feedback form (Unit with single assignment)


;earner generally synthesises information with outcomes that are accurate appropriate
9se of Information

!rade *escriptor 9

6erit
($hoose one or more relevant grade components)

4ommunication - 2resentation

;earner shows very good command of language 5including technical or specialist language)% synta"% register% spelling - punctuation

!rade *escriptor :

6erit
($hoose one or more relevant grade components)

<uality

;earner=s wor, is structured in a way that is generally logical - fluent

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Assignment Brief and Feedback form (Unit with single assignment)


!rade !$idance: ;earners must carefully read the guidance below which is lin,ed to
components above the

6)#5': (e.g. %o achieve a &erit your wor! will show'..) !or a $erit your answer will show that you have e"plored a range of possible responses to the essay title &our essay must contain comple" and logical argumentation 1his means that you draw on various sources of information to support your argument that is organised in a se'uence of connected points &our answer will show the ability to summarise and evaluate the 'ualities of the sources you use 1hroughout this essay your responses will show the ability to recognise and consider implicit information in the sources 1his means you comment on hints% suggestions% connotations% irony and cultural inference &our conclusion will clearly relate to your introduction and the se'uence of your argumentation &our commentary will e"plain clearly how your two essays meet the above re'uirements *5.'5NC'50N: (e.g. %o achieve a (istinction your wor! will show'..) !or a 3istinction your answer will show that you have e"plored and reflected in detail on an e"tensive range of sources &our essay will show the ability to draw on conflicting evidence &ou will weigh*up the strengths and wea,nesses of this evidence in a se'uence of connected arguments &our answer will include as an integral part of your answer evaluative summaries of the sources you refer to &our answer will show the ability to comprehend the implications of the emphasis and bias in the sources you use and recognise how these influence the 'uality of your argument &our answer will be cogent 1his means that the elaboration of your argument is consistently supported from start to finish with carefully considered evidence &our conclusion will be based on a balanced estimation of that evidence &our commentary will e"plain cogently how your two essays meet the above re'uirements

"art A: Feedback on credit level

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'$tor-Assessor comments on assessment criteria
(you could also indicate on the wor! itself where each A$ is met)

AC no

Credit achieved (L -L7)

Location of evidence

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Assignment Brief and Feedback form (Unit with single assignment)


3ate:

;evel achieved

1utor+6ssessor=s signature:

#es$bmission 5if applicable) )f any of


the assessment criteria for this assignment have not "een met at Level 3# a resu"mission may "e permitted. *esu"mission must follow the +AA guidelines and "e permitted only once.

(e'uirements for resubmission+new 1as, set:

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*ate .$bmitted:

*ate .et:

*ate d$e:

!eedbac, on resubmission:

Level achieved after res$bmission:

'$tor-Assessor;s signat$re:

*ate:

"art B: Feedback on grading

56pplicable only if
all assessment criteria achieved at ;evel 7)

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Assignment Brief and Feedback form (Unit with single assignment)


!rade indicator ("-6-*)
,lease enter the final grade on page - "ased on this grade profile e.g. ,,&.,

!rade *escriptor

'$tor-Assessor comments against grade descriptors

!*:: <$alit+

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'$tor-Assessor;s reason for final grade decision (if applicable):

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