The essay brief has been uploaded for you to view. It is based around government policies within the UK. If you feel you could cover this area, apply for the role.
Not sure if this essay falls under political science but it’s the only topic area that seems to slightly fit.
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
Word count: 2400 words
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:
- Evaluate the ideologies that drive policy formulation.
- Analyse the processes for formulating policy for the provision of sport and leisure
- Review the influence of the policies of planning, best value, health and safety and mega-events and their impact on sport and leisure.
- Explain and evaluate the different international perspectives and their policy objectives for government involvement in sport and leisure.
- Analyse the main constraints and objectives within which the different sectors operate.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of policy analysis demonstrated through a written report and presentation.
Details of the task
Critically examine how Government attitude and policy towards sport has changed and evolved over the last 25-30 years.
- 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
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.
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- 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
The reassessment details for this component will be released on your UEL Plus site after the semester B field board.
0 – 30
|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|
|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/
|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/
|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/
|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/
|Referencing||No referencing||Referencing incorrect||Significant errors/omissions||Some errors and/or omissions||References generally cited correctly with few errors/
|References correctly cited è Professional standard|
|Illustrations and tables||Absent/ irrelevant||Confusing/
|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
|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|