Definition of coursework in English:

coursework

noun

mass noun
  • Written or practical work done by a student during a course of study, usually assessed in order to count towards a final mark or grade.

    ‘GCSE coursework’
    as modifier ‘coursework assignments’
    • ‘Look through any old classwork, homework and coursework you have and spot the errors.’
    • ‘I plan to start work on the script after all my media studies coursework is done.’
    • ‘Teachers may also get extra training to help them mark coursework accurately.’
    • ‘For myself, I've spent the last weeks thinking about coursework and finals.’
    • ‘I need time and unfortunately with more homework and coursework deadlines looming, I'm getting less and less.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, most students get more marks in coursework than they do in the exam.’
    • ‘It seems that many of the projects and coursework that children are doing in school now take much effort on the part of the parents.’
    • ‘Handed in my final piece of coursework today, in a little under 23 hours I'll be completely finished.’
    • ‘In fact, not one of the four studies looked at education coursework as an independent variable.’
    • ‘Our students have to juggle classwork, homework and coursework with necessary revision and redrafting.’
    • ‘I went down to the art block and worked on some of my coursework before the final lesson.’
    • ‘Yeah, so I had this newfound motivation until I got to my Physics class and we were given our coursework grades.’
    • ‘Made up of six units, two units are based on external exams and four on teacher assessed coursework or portfolio evidence.’
    • ‘Staff would then take action short of a strike, which is likely to include a refusal to mark students' exam papers or coursework.’
    • ‘The trio have also managed to juggle their part-time work, home and other commitments with homework and coursework.’
    • ‘She wrote her G.C.S.E creative writing coursework on the bus and got 19 out of 20.’
    • ‘For many subjects, a percentage of your final grade comes from coursework, which takes some of the pressure off.’
    • ‘The inference seems to be that coursework always benefits the student, that it is a means by which slow students are better able to succeed.’
    • ‘Both AS and A Level are assessed through coursework as well as examination.’
    • ‘They also know that they are more likely to achieve a higher grade by doing coursework than if they are assessed by examination alone.’

Pronunciation

coursework

/ˈkɔːswəːk/