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Coursework

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Coursework refers to work carried out by students while they are studying a course at university or school that contributes towards their overall grade, but which is assessed separately from their final exams. Coursework can, for example, take the form of experimental work in the sciences or dissertations submitted for arts subjects.

The prospect of having both coursework and exams is daunting to some pupils. However, continuous assessment of students' progress can also be highly useful, and lightens the pressure of exams. In universities, coursework is often one of many different modes of assessment. Students are required to produce coursework in order to broaden knowledge and enhance research skills, and to put theoretical knowledge learned from a course into practice.

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