I’ve been awaiting the result of the level 3 module I completed back in May with some trepidation.
As any of you who were reading my progress throughout the module might remember, I received a very mediocre mark for my stage play adaptation in TMA02. That completely scuppered my chances of achieving a top rate pass for the module.
The overall result was expected to be published on 3rd August, but it turned up yesterday. Much to my relief, as I’d been clicking on the student home page like a mad thing since this time last week just to see if it was there.
The final assignment (I submitted a piece of life writing) mark was pretty much along the lines of the average for the whole module, and overall I managed a Pass 2.
Must admit to feeling a bit deflated, even though it was the best I could hope for after the stage play. Probably more so, because I unlinked the module from my degree. I have sufficient points under my belt to claim the BA I’ve been working towards for the past three years if I tick the box to link the module back in. However, I am now in the position where I can take two more level 3 modules under the OU’s transitional fee arrangements, because that’s what I would need to complete the BA(Hons) if I leave A363 unlinked. It would give me an extra year of less expensive learning (about £750 instead of £2500 per module).
I think I’ll see how the new module goes. Signed up for E301, The Art of English, a couple of weeks ago. If I find I’m no better at writing essays about creativity in linguistics than creative writing, I’ll link A363 back in and settle for a 2.1 !