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Development of the Welfare State

Development of the Welfare State

Assessments

There are two parts to this assignment:

Assessment Number
001

Assessment Type (and weighting)
Written Essay (80%)

Assessment Name
The Welfare State

Assessment Submission Date
 

Learning Outcomes Assessed:

LO1: Identify how social issues and changes in social policy impact on the development of health and social care services.
Written Essay (Assignment 001)

LO2: Demonstrate understanding of competing ideological approaches
Written Essay (Assignment 001)

LO3: Use statistical data to support discussion relating to social policy
Written Essay (Assignment 001)

Assessment Brief

Written Essay (Assignment 001) (80%):

Outline the founding principles of the Welfare State which were laid down in the Beveridge Report and compare this with a later approach to welfare, considering the change in ideology. Make use of specific examples in your discussion.

You will draw on legislation and other initiatives introduced by successive governments.

(Word length: 1750)

You will need to demonstrate that you have:

Employed a range of terms and concepts used in the field of social policy.
Researched a range of relevant material appropriately and effectively.
Drawn upon and fully referenced a range of appropriate sources i.e., mainly text based, with only a small proportion of on-line sources.

Assessment Number
002

Assessment Type (and weighting)
Timeline (20%)

Assessment Name
Development of the Welfare State

Assessment Submission Date
 

Learning Outcomes Assessed:

LO4: Identify a range of social issues and interpret the political nature of government responses to them.
 Timeline (Assignment 002)

Timeline (Assignment 002)

Produce a timeline document that outlines the main stages of the development of welfare in the UK since the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834.

Guidance for timeline (you can search on the web how to create timeline)

Create a timeline in Word

On the Insert tab, click SmartArt.
In the Choose a SmartArt Graphic gallery, click Process, and then double-click a timeline layout.
Click [Text], and then type or paste your text in the SmartArt graphic

Specific Assessment Criteria:

(Please note that the General Assessment Criteria will also apply.

First class (70%+): Students will provide an in-depth understanding of founding principles of the Welfare State and terms and concepts used in the field of social policy demonstrating excellent critical reasoning skills. The essay has recognised relevantly and discussed in detail, all the required factors.  Several reasoned and logical arguments have been developed well and supported by a wide range of appropriately researched literature. Presentation is of a high standard, and in the appropriate research report style.  The high number of appropriate sources has been referenced accurately and to a high standard.

Second class (50-69%): Students will provide a clear understanding of founding principles of the Welfare State and terms and concepts used in the field of social policy demonstrating very good critical reasoning skills. The essay has correctly recognised and discussed, all the required factors.  Some reasoned arguments have been developed and supported by a good number of sources.  Presentation is of a good standard, in the appropriate research report style.  A good number of appropriate sources have been referenced well, with most complying with the Harvard style.

Third class (40-49%): Students will provide a reasonable understanding of founding principles of the Welfare State and terms and concepts used in the field of social policy demonstrating a good critical reasoning skill. The essay has recognised some factors, however mostly the discussion is superficial and lacking in any depth.  Presentation of the research report is limited, and only the minimum of 5 sources has been provided, with at least one academic text and two academic journals included.

Fail (39% and below): Students who do not meet the requirements of a third-class grade will not successfully complete the assessment activity.

Minimum Secondary Research Source Requirements:

Level HE4 – It is expected that the Reference List will contain between five and ten sources. As a MINIMUM the Reference List should include one refereed academic journal and three academic books

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