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Examination reports: 2009

In 2008 the Examiners' reports have been retitled Examiners' commentaries.  Examiners' commentaries are written by the Chief Examiners after each year's examinations. The aim of the commentaries is to help you understand how the syllabus for each unit is examined, the kinds of questions you will be asked and the quality of answers the Examiners expect. They also indicate some of the common mistakes students have made in the past, so that you can avoid them in the future. Information on any significant changes to examination format for the next year will be given at the end of each commentary.

Detailed examination advice can be found in your copy of Strategies for success. This is an academic and study skills handbook. We strongly advise you to read this section of the handbook at an early stage in the year as you are given guidance about, for example, the marking schemes, what Examiners are looking for as they mark scripts, how to reference correctly in examinations and suggestions for how to show your working in quantitative examinations.

If you have not received your copy, please contact the Despatch office: despatch@london.ac.uk or you can view this as pdf files in the study skills section of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) at https://my.londonexternal.ac.uk/

Specific comments are provided for each unit by examination zone; more general remarks are also available for each unit – the files are in PDF.

Unit Unit Name Zone General
02 Introduction to Economics Zone A N/A Remarks
04a Statistics 1 (half unit) Zone A Zone B Remarks
04b Statistics 2 (half unit) Zone A Zone B Remarks
05a Mathematics 1 (half unit) Zone A Zone B Remarks
05b Mathematics 2 (half unit) Zone A Zone B Remarks
09 Human Geography      
11 Introduction to International Relations Zone A Zone B Remarks
15 Economics of Labour Zone A Zone B Remarks
16 International Economics Zone A Zone B Remarks
20 Elements of Econometrics Zone A Zone B Remarks
21 Principles of Sociology Zone A Zone B Remarks
22 Public economics Zone A & B Remarks
23 Investment Management Zone A Zone B Remarks
24 Principles of Banking and Finance Zone A Zone B Remarks
25 Principles of Accounting Zone A Zone B Remarks
26 International Political Economy Zone A Zone B Remarks
27 The Law of Business Organisations Zone A Zone B Remarks
28 Managerial Economics Zone A Zone B Remarks
29 Financial Intermediation Zone A Zone B Remarks
32 Management Science Methods Zone A Zone B Remarks
33 Organisation Theory      
34 World History since 1917 Zone A Zone B Remarks
36 Marketing      
37 Computer Based Information Systems  
40 Game theory Zone A Zone B Remarks
41 Advanced mathematical analysis Zone A Zone B Remarks
42 Optimisation theory Zone A Zone B Remarks
43 Mathematics of Finance and Evaluation Zone A Zone B Remarks
44 Economics of Development Zone A Zone B N/A
45 Economic Geography      
53 Sociological Theory Zone A Zone B Remarks
55 Sociology of Development Zone A Zone B Remarks
56 Comparative Social Structures and Institutions      
57 Social Policy Zone A Zone B Remarks
59 Financial Management Zone A Zone B Remarks
60 Introduction to Information Systems Zone A Zone B Remarks
61 Software Engineering      
62 Information Systems Development and Management      
63 Information Systems Project N/A N/A Remarks
65 Macroeconomics Zone A Zone B Remarks
66 Microeconomics Zone A Zone B Remarks
68 Society and the Environment Zone A Zone B Remarks
75 Human Resource Management Zone A Zone B Remarks
76 Management Mathematics Zone A Zone B Remarks
77 Management: International and Comparative Perspectives Zone A Zone B Remarks
79 Elements of Social and Applied Psychology Zone A Zone B Remarks
81 Modern Political Thought      
82 Comparative Politics Zone A Zone B Remarks
83 International Political Theory      
84 Nationalism and International Relations Zone A Zone B Remarks
85 International Institutions Zone A Zone B Remarks
86 Democracy and Democratisation Zone A Zone B Remarks
88 Politics and Policies of the European Union Zone A Zone B Remarks
89 Politics of South East Asia      
90 International Politics of East Asia Zone A Zone B Remarks
91 Financial Reporting Zone A Zone B Remarks
92 Corporate Finance Zone A Zone B Remarks
93 Auditing Zone A Zone B Remarks
95 Further Mathematics for Economists Zone A Zone B Remarks
96 Economic History in the 20th Century Zone A Zone B Remarks
97 Management Accounting Zone A Zone B Remarks
99 Industrial Economics Zone A Zone B Remarks
103 Elements of Information and Communication Technologies Zone A & B Remarks
105 Contemporary Political Theory: Liberalism and its Critics Zone A Zone B Remarks
107 Introduction to Business and Management Zone A Zone B Remarks
109 Geographies of Development Zone A Zone B Remarks
110 Information and Communication Technology Policy (half unit) Zone A Zone B Remarks
111 Information Systems Evaluation (half unit) Zone A Zone B Remarks
112 Sociology of Information Systems (half unit) Zone A Zone B Remarks
113 The ethics and politics of information systems Zone A Zone B Remarks
114 Democratic Politics and the State Zone A Zone B Remarks
115 Monetary Economics Zone A Zone B Remarks
116 Abstract Mathematics Zone A Zone B Remarks
117 Advanced Calculus (half unit) Zone A Zone B Remarks
118 Advanced Linear Algebra Zone A Zone B Remarks
119 Strategy Zone A Zone B Remarks
120 Mathematical economics Zone A Zone B n/a
121 International Financial Markets      
127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach Zone A Zone B Remarks
129 Introduction to Programming (half unit) Zone A Zone B Remarks
130 Introduction to Modern Political Thought Zone A Zone B Remarks
133 Advanced statistics: distribution theory Zone A & B Remarks
134 Advanced statistics: statistical inference Zone A & B Remarks
135 World Development Zone A Zone B Remarks
136 Information Systems and Organisations Zone A Zone B Remarks
137 Foreign Policy Analysis Zone A Zone B N/A
138 Information & Communication Technologies: Principles and Perspectives Zone A Zone B Remarks
139 Software Engineering: Theory and application Zone A Zone B Remarks
140 International security Zone A Zone B Remarks
141 Principles of Marketing Zone A Zone B Remarks
142 Quantitative Finance Zone A Zone B Remarks
143 Valuation and securities analysis Zone A Zone B Remarks
144 Historical sociology Zone A Zone B Remarks
145 Social research methods Zone A & B Remarks
147 Physical Geography: fundamentals of the physical environment Zone A Zone B Remarks
148 Methods of Geographical Analysis (half unit) Zone A Zone B Remarks
149 Biogeography Zone A Zone B N/A
150 Geomorphological processes Zone A Zone B Remarks
151 Environmental change      
152 Hydrology Zone A Zone B N/A
153 Space and culture Zone A Zone B Remarks
155 Biodiversity Zone A Zone B N/A
156 Tropical land management Zone A Zone B Remarks
158 Reading social science Zone A Zone B Remarks
159 Research project in information systems Remarks
160 Population and Society Zone A & B Remarks
162 Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses Zone A Zone B Remarks
163 Sociological theory and analysis Zone A Zone B Remarks
165 Development management Zone A Zone B Remarks

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