Approach for all taught students, undergraduate and postgraduate, undergoing assessment during summer 2020
- If you do not pass a module because you were unable to complete an assessment in the upcoming exam period, you will be offered reassessment.
- These resits will be treated as first sits and will be uncapped and free of charge.
- We have also increased the number of credits that you can be offered reassessment in. For undergraduate students, reassessment will be offered over the Summer/in September, which will help to ensure that you can meet the requirements to progress to your next year of study.
Approach for all taught students undergoing reassessment in August/September 2020
- All students will be able either to progress to the next year of their course or will be offered reassessment
- For undergraduate students, if you do not pass a module following reassessment, you may still be able to progress to the next year of your degree
- If you do not pass a compulsory or optional module, in addition to the ability to condone failed modules, the Board of Examiners will be offering the choice to trail up to 45 credits worth of modules
- If you fail a core module or are not eligible for condonement or trailing, you will be offered reassessment
- For postgraduate students, we have increased the number of credits you can be offered reassessment in
- For all students, reassessment will be treated as first sits and will be uncapped.
Progression opportunities for undergraduate students
If you do not pass all modules following reassessment, you may still be able to progress to the next year of your degree. In addition to our normal arrangements to condone non-core fails, our Exam Boards will be offering the choice of trailing up to 45 non-core credits.
Up to 30 non-core credits can be condoned across a 3 or 4 year degree. Condoning modules means, if you have not passed a non-core module(s), you may still proceed to the next Year but the credits will not be awarded and you cannot attempt the credits in the next Year. You will be ‘carrying the fail’. The amount of credit which may be condoned is specified for each award.
Trailing means that you will be offered reassessment in modules that you have not passed this year alongside modules in your next year of study. Reassessment in trailed modules will be treated as first sits and will be uncapped and free of charge. You must meet a minimum threshold to be eligible for trailing. If you trail any failed modules you will still need to pass the minimum number of credits required for your course.
If you are not eligible for condonement or trailing (if you need to pass a core module(s); have not passed enough credits; or you do not want to trail modules), the Exam Board will offer you reassessment. If you repeat the year, either full time or part time, we will add an extra year to the time you have to complete your degree. Repeat years are already for uncapped marks.
When you receive your results all the options available to you will be fully explained and you will be able to seek advice.