Year 1 – 21.3% of scheduled learning and teaching; 286 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 774 hours of independent teaching; 280 hours on placement
Year 2 – 18.4% of scheduled learning and teaching; 245 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 845 hours of independent teaching; 240 hours on placement
Year 3 – 18.1% of scheduled learning and teaching; 217 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 983 hours of independent teaching
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.
The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development. Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here
Modules on this programme are delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops (combined with film screenings where appropriate), seminars, and individual tutorials.
On this programme students undertake two 20-credit Personal Development and Placement modules with the option to take a third. As part of the Level 4 module students will participate in a group project exploring and developing project management and teamwork skills. In the spring term of Level 5 there is a six-week work placement sandwiched between periods of preparation and reflection on students' learning. Finally, students can choose to take a Level 6 option module in which they negotiate and complete an individual project for an external institution or company.
At Level 6 all students complete a 40-credit Film Research project; students also have the opportunity to complete a 20-credit English Research Report. Both are designed to extend skills of analysis and critical thinking developed throughout the programme. Projects which combine film and literary analysis (e.g. studies of adaptations) are welcomed.
Students are offered opportunities throughout the programme to develop professional skills and links with employers and mentors, to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering related to their graduate prospects, and to publish and read their creative work.
We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus.
Breakdown of course assessment:
Year 1 – 92.5% coursework; 7.5% practical exams
Year 2 – 93.5% coursework; 6.5% practical exams
Year 3 - 100% coursework
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed. There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.
Assessments tailored to this programme include online quizzes, short group presentations, and portfolios.
On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.