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Critically examine how Government attitude and policy towards sport has changed and evolved over the last 25-30 years. Guidance Review, contrast and compare the approaches of two different Governments during this period in relation to the Sport Policy area – i.e. two from the Conservatives under Thatcher or Major, Labour under Blair or Brown and the Coalition Government. Specific policy areas within sport could be used as examples to illustrate your arguments, for example the different approaches to school sport and P.E. or to the link between sport, physical activity and health or elite performance or ‘sport for all’. Explore similarities and differences and draw on academic sources to support your arguments To achieve an average grade you should be making use of an absolute minimum of 20 academically referenced sources, with particular emphasis on reports and journals. See the Grading Criteria sheet below for more guidance on areas you should focus on in your work. Presentation and submission: Please follow the guidelines in the section entitled ‘School of Health and Bioscience Guide to Assessment’ in your School Handbook (A Student’s Guide to Success in the School of Health and Bioscience) unless specifically directed otherwise by your module leader. Module Specific Guidelines on Presentation/Format All work submitted should be; On white A4 paper Double-line spaced In a minimum of 12-point font With a 2.5 centimetre border left around the page Correctly referenced (Harvard Style – see guidance on UEL Plus) With all pages numbered Inclusive of a word count (see below) With your Student number placed on every page in a header or footer Submitted in a single plastic wallet, unstapled

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a.    Review, contrast and compare the approaches of two different Governments during this period in relation to the Sport Policy area – i.e. two from the Conservatives under Thatcher or Major, Labour under Blair or Brown and the Coalition Government.

 

 

 

SE3104 – POLICY ANALYSIS

 

 

 

Component no.:    One

 

Title:                              Changing Government Sport Policy

 

Format:                Essay

 

Word count:          2400 words

 

Weighting:            60%

 

Submission date: Tuesday 25th March 2014 by 4.30pm (drop box available

until 9am on 26th March 2014)

 

Turnitin:               This assignment must be submitted to Turnitin

 

This assignment is intended to assess the following learning outcomes:

 

  1. Evaluate the ideologies that drive policy formulation.
  2. Analyse the processes for formulating policy for the provision of sport and leisure
  3. Review the influence of the policies of planning, best value, health and safety and mega-events and their impact on sport and leisure.
  4. Explain and evaluate the different international perspectives and their policy objectives for government involvement in sport and leisure.
  5. Analyse the main constraints and objectives within which the different sectors operate.
  6. Demonstrate a critical understanding of policy analysis demonstrated through a written report and presentation.

 

 

 

 

Details of the task

 

Task

Critically examine how Government attitude and policy towards sport has changed and evolved over the last 25-30 years.

 

Guidance   

  1. Review, contrast and compare the approaches of two different Governments during this period in relation to the Sport Policy area – i.e. two from the Conservatives under Thatcher or Major, Labour under Blair or Brown and the Coalition Government.

 

  1. Specific policy areas within sport could be used as examples to illustrate your arguments, for example the different approaches to school sport and P.E. or to the link between sport, physical activity and health or elite performance or ‘sport for all’.

 

  1. Explore similarities and differences and draw on academic sources to support your arguments

 

  1. To achieve an average grade you should be making use of an absolute minimum of 20 academically referenced sources, with particular emphasis on reports and journals.

 

  1. See the Grading Criteria sheet below for more guidance on areas you should focus on in your work.

 

Presentation and submission:

Please follow the guidelines in the section entitled ‘School of Health and Bioscience Guide to Assessment’ in your School Handbook (A Student’s Guide to Success in the School of Health and Bioscience) unless specifically directed otherwise by your module leader.

 

Module Specific Guidelines on Presentation/Format

 

All work submitted should be;

 

  1. On white A4 paper
  2. Double-line spaced
  3. In a minimum of 12-point font
  4. With a 2.5 centimetre border left around the page
  5. Correctly referenced (Harvard Style – see guidance on UEL Plus)
  6. With all pages numbered
  7. Inclusive of a word count (see below)
  8. With your Student number placed on every page in a header or footer
  9. Submitted in a single plastic wallet, unstapled

 

 

Word counts:

If the assignment has a word count, the following rules apply:

 

All words within the text are to be included in the word count. Any work which does not keep within 10% of the set word count will receive a penalty, which will be a deduction of 10% of the marks originally awarded, except in cases where this would take you below the threshold mark for the component.  The word count does not include the list of references at the end of the work.

 

Feedback:

The student charter for assessment states:

You can expect us to – “offer feedback on assessments, normally within 4 weeks of the hand-in for coursework and 5 weeks following exams”.

 

For this assessment you can expect to receive feedback in the following ways:

 

  • Generic feedback will be provided in class within 2 weeks of hand-in
  • Individual work with feedback will be available from the Help Desk within 4 weeks

 

Reassessment details:

 

The reassessment details for this component will be released on your UEL Plus site after the semester B field board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment Criteria

Student Number__________________

 

  F

0 – 30

F

30-39

3

40-49

2.2

50-59

2.1

60-69

1st

70-100

Relevance No relevant points or issues covered Mostly irrelevant Considerable parts irrelevant Considerable parts relevant Mostly relevant Covers all relevant points/issues è     Reasons/justifies
Evidence of

Understanding

Little or no Limited Variable Reasonable Sound Extensive    è                                    Original/creative
Depth Insufficient depth Superficial Mainly superficial, limited deeper exploration Some points explored deeply Most points explored deeply Deep exploration of all points    è        Critical analysis/

evaluation

 

Development of argument/ analysis and evaluation

 

No analysis or evaluation

 

Limited analysis/ evaluation Variable analysis/ evaluation Reasonable analysis/ evaluation Sound analysis/ evaluation Extensive                è             Critical/analytical/original
Evidence of wider reading No evidence Limited Some Numerous examples Wide ranging Extensive          è                 Extends scope of work
Use of evidence to support statements/

arguments

None used Limited use of references to support argument Some use of references to support argument Variable use of references to support argument References mostly well used to support argument Comprehensive              è                Critical analysis/

evaluation

Structure  No clear structure –  cannot be followed Limited – difficult to follow throughout Some – difficult to follow in parts Reasonable – can mostly be followed Sound – can be followed Organised – easy to follow è                 Interesting/

stimulating

Referencing No referencing Referencing incorrect Significant errors/omissions Some errors and/or omissions References generally cited correctly with few errors/

omissions

References correctly cited  è    Professional standard
Illustrations and tables Absent/ irrelevant Confusing/

incorrect

 

Do not support work

 

Partially support work Clarify work Enhance work            è              Extend scope of work
Presentation Does not conform to guidelines Limited conformity to guidelines Some conformity to guidelines Variable conformity to guidelines Mostly conforms to guidelines Fully conforms          è               Extend scope of work

to guidelines

Written communication (including grammar, spelling, sentence and paragraph construction) Many errors, text cannot be followed Frequent, major errors – text difficult to follow Frequent errors – impairs readability Occasional errors – text mainly clear Few minor errors – text clear No errors     è     Enhanced readability/comprehension

 

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