In some courses the students' performance is assessed whollv final formal exam; in others assessment is continuous, with piece of written work and each short test counting towards the final grade; in many courses there is a mixture of continuous assessment and some form of final exam.
The structure of the degree course varies from one universit:. another and from one Faculty to another, but here is a fairlv com mon pattern for a three-year pass degree in a Faculty of Economics a (see diagram on page 25); There are three matters to notice a bout this course structure. Firstly, courses (also sometimes called u:may extend for either a full-year (consisting of three terms) half-year (semester). Secondly, in a three-year pass degree students are normally required to complete two majors (a major : sequence of three units in one discipline - our student has pleted majors in Economics and Accounting) and one sub-major sub-major is a sequence of two units in one discipline - our students has a sub-major in Political Studies). Thirdly, additional Unit make up the number required for the degree - in this case 10 - will