Reassessment: resits & replacements
What is a resit?
If you have failed a module (i.e. you have an overall module mark below the pass mark) due to not meeting the academic requirements, submitting late or not submitting/not attending an exam, you will normally be given a resit opportunity and your module mark will be capped at the pass mark. A candidate for reassessment is normally reassessed in the failed elements of assessment and by the same methods as the first attempt (unless a different method of reassessment is specifically stated in the module description or an alternative form of assessment is approved due to mitigating circumstances).
What is a replacement?
This is when your assessment has been deferred due to mitigating circumstances. This will have been approved by the relevant Assessment Sub-Board Chair following submission of a Mitigating Circumstances Form (MCF). Your work will be marked as normal and will not be capped.
A student who fails a module at the first attempt may, at the discretion of the Assessment Board, be reassessed in that module on two further occasions for a level 4 module or on one further occasion for a level 5 or level 6 module.
For level 4, 5 and 6 modules, a second attempt at summative assessment for the purpose of reassessment shall be held prior to the start of the next academic session. Formal written examinations for the purpose of reassessment following failure in examinations held during Examination Period One or during Examination Period Two will take place during Examination Period Three. A third attempt at a formal written examination (level 4 only) may be deferred until the subsequent year and the Assessment Board may require further attendance.
You must attend or submit work for the August resits as non-attendance/non submission will count as a failed attempt.
In the case of a resit assessment the module mark will be capped at the pass mark, which is 40% for undergraduate study.
You will be given a first replacement opportunity in Examination Period Three (August) where your assessment will be marked as normal. Your module mark will not be capped.
A student who fails a module at the first attempt may, at the discretion of the Assessment Board, be reassessed in that module on one further occasion for a level 7 module.
A student on a taught postgraduate programme who has failed to satisfy the requirements of an award, but has been offered a reassessment opportunity, will normally be reassessed, and an ASB convened to reconsider their award, within four calendar months, and no longer than six calendar months, from the date that the reassessment(s) was first offered.
In the case of a resit assessment the module mark will be capped at the pass mark, which is 50% for postgraduate study.
You will be given a first replacement at the next available assessment opportunity and your assessment will be marked as normal. Your module mark will not be capped.