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Module code and title:

LC664 Ageing Through the Life-course

Module leader:

Carly Binfield

Assignment No. and type:

Coursework – Report

Assessment weighting:

100%

Submission time and date:

14th  January 2024 before 2pm

Target feedback time and date:

3 Weeks

 

Assignment task

Your task is to research for and write a report on an aspect of ageing well through the life course in contemporary societies. You will need to choose a particular issue and/or a particular age-group and write a report in which you critically discuss the issues around ageing well for that group.

 

You must agree the topic for your report with your module leader by Week 5

 

You will need to include relevant theory, research and social policy in your critical discussion of the issue/group you have identified. 

 

You also need to identify and evaluate relevant evidence-based solutions (e.g. policies; initiatives etc.) which might improve ageing well for your group or in response to the issue you have identified.

 

Your report must be 2500 words in length and written in report format. You will be given more guidance nearer the time on writing in report format. 

 

 

This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:

LO1: Critically analyse the importance of the different stages of the life course to the concept of ageing well.

LO2: Critically analyse issues which impact on ageing well, including inequality, culture and lifestyle choice.

LO3: Critically analyse the politicisation of ageing through the life course and the role of global, national and local policy in providing the context to ageing and ageing well.

LO4: Critically examine the significance of the social construction of community and social capital to experiences of ageing and ageing well through the life course.

 

Practicalities: Referencing, presenting and submitting your work

Please see your programme handbook for information on the standard referencing style, presentational requirements and process for submitting your work.

Presentation format

This assignment must be written in the format of a Report so must include:

o   A title page – with student ID

o   A contents’ page

o   Introduction and Conclusion

o   Sub-headings

Font should be 12 and spacing between lines should be 1.5 or above

Referencing

Please ensure that your work is referenced according to the Harvard referencing style, as defined in Cite Them Right Online (https://www.citethemrightonline.com/). 

 

Late Submissions

Please also note that work that is submitted up to 10 working days beyond the submission date will be considered a late submission. Late submissions will be marked, and the actual mark recorded but will be capped at the pass mark (typically 40%), provided that the work is of a passing standard. Work submitted after this period will not be marked and will be treated as a non-submission.

 

Confidentiality

You are expected to take responsibility for maintaining and managing confidentiality issues in your work. You should maintain and respect confidentiality in relation to the protection of personal, technical and/or commercial information of a sensitive nature in your assessed work, whatever the format.

For further information and guidance, please see the relevant section in your programme handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic integrity

Academic integrity means taking responsibility for your own work.

When you submit an assignment, you are making a declaration that it is your own work and that you have acknowledged the contribution of others and their ideas in its development (for example, by referencing them appropriately).

For further information and guidance, please see the University website: https://www.bnu.ac.uk/current-students/registry-helpdesk-and-academic-advice/academic-integrity-and-misconduct

 

 

 

 

0-34 (F) –

Fail

Not successful

35-39 E –

Marginal fail

Below required standard

40-49 (D)

Pass

Satisfactory

50-59 (C)

Pass

Good

60-69 (B)

Pass

Very Good

70-79 (A)

Pass

Excellent

80-100 (A+)

Pass

Outstanding

Criterion 1 (LO1)

Critically analyse the importance of the different stages of the life course to the concept of ageing well.

This should include evidence of:

·         Reference to relevant theory

Limited or no understanding of a life course approach and the importance of the different stages of the life course to ageing well.

Limited understanding of a life course approach and the importance of the different stages of the life course to ageing well.

Satisfactory understanding of a life course approach and the importance of the different stages of the life course to ageing well.

 

An attempt at critical analysis is made but the work is largely descriptive

Good understanding of a life course approach and the importance of the different stages of the life course to ageing well.

 

There is some evidence of critical analysis of a life course approach, but this needs developing further.

Very good understanding of a life course approach and the importance of the different stages of the life course to ageing well.

 

There is good critical analysis of a life course approach, but this could be developed further

Excellent understanding of a life course approach and the importance of the different stages of the life course to ageing well.

 

Excellent critical analysis of a life course approach, but this could be developed further in places

Outstanding understanding of a life course approach and the importance of the different stages of the life course to ageing well.

 

Outstanding sophisticated critical analysis of a life course approach

Criterion 2 (LO2)

Critically analyse issues which impact on ageing well, including inequality, culture and lifestyle choice.

This should include evidence of:

·         A range of relevant reading

No or limited identification of relevant issues which impact on ageing well.

 

No critical analysis evident in the work.

Limited identification of relevant issues which impact on ageing well.

 

The work is descriptive and not analytical

Satisfactory identification of relevant issues which impact on ageing well.

 

An attempt at critical analysis of these issues is made but this is very basic and the work is predominantly descriptive

Good identification of relevant issues which impact on ageing well.

 

Some successful critical analysis of these issues is made but is not consistent through the work.

Very good identification of relevant issues which impact on ageing well.

 

Some very good critical analysis of these issues is made but could be developed further.

Excellent identification of relevant issues which impact on ageing well.

 

Excellent critical analysis of these issues is made but could be developed further in places

Outstanding and original identification of relevant issues which impact on ageing well.

 

Outstanding and sophisticated critical analysis of these issues is made demonstrating original thinking

Criterion 3 (LO3)

Critically analyse the politicisation of ageing through the life course and the role of global, national and local policy in providing the context to ageing and ageing well.

This should include evidence of:

·         Informed discussion

Very limited or no knowledge or understanding of the role of politicisation, politics or policy in providing the context for ageing well.

Limited knowledge or understanding of the role of politicisation, politics or policy in providing the context for ageing well.

Some knowledge or understanding of the role of politicisation, politics or policy in providing the context for ageing well.

 

Very little attempt or success in critical analysis of policy or political factors in ageing well.

 

The work is predominantly descriptive.

Some good knowledge or understanding of the role of politicisation, politics or policy in providing the context for ageing well.

 

Some success in critical analysis of policy or political factors in ageing well.

 

The work is not consistently critically analytical.

Some very good knowledge or understanding of the role of politicisation, politics or policy in providing the context for ageing well.

 

Some very good critical analysis of policy or political factors in ageing well.

 

The critical analysis could be further developed

Excellent knowledge or understanding of the role of politicisation, politics or policy in providing the context for ageing well.

 

Excellent critical analysis of policy or political factors in ageing well.

 

 

Outstanding knowledge or understanding of the role of politicisation, politics or policy in providing the context for ageing well.

 

Outstanding sophisticated critical analysis of policy or political factors in ageing well, demonstrating original thinking.

 

Criterion 4 (LO4)

Critically examine the significance of the social construction of community and social capital to experiences of ageing and ageing well through the life course.

This should include evidence of:

·         Critical reflection

Very limited or no understanding or mention of the concepts of the social construction of community and social capital and their significance to experiences of ageing and ageing well through the life-course

Limited understanding or mention of the concepts of the social construction of community and social capital and their significance to experiences of ageing and ageing well through the life-course

Some understanding or mention of the concepts of the social construction of community and social capital and their significance to experiences of ageing and ageing well through the life-course

 

The work is largely descriptive rather than critical.

Some good understanding of the concepts of the social construction of community and social capital and their significance to experiences of ageing and ageing well through the life-course

 

Some successful attempts at critical analysis are made but the work tends towards descriptive

Very good understanding of the concepts of the social construction of community and social capital and their significance to experiences of ageing and ageing well through the life-course

 

Some successful attempts at critical analysis are made but the analysis could be taken