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Assessment and Coursework

Resits & Resubmissions

Please note that the following section refers to King's Foundations year-long programmes. Students studying on a Pre-sessional course should refer to relevant sections of the Pre-sessional programme specific information. 


The below is set out in line with the College regulations for taught programmes

What is a resit?

Some programmes allow you to pass the course if you have narrowly missed the pass mark in certain modules. However, in most cases, 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 part/s of the module and by the same methods as the first attempt.  

On occasion students may be offered an alternative assessment where the original assessment method is not possible during the Resit Exam Period.

How many resit attempts do I have?

A student who fails a module at the first attempt may, at the discretion of King's Foundations Assessment Sub-board, be reassessed in that module on two further occasions for a level 3 module. All King's Foundations Programmes are at Level 3.

When do resits take place?

Resit exams/Coursework re-submission will take place in King's Foundations' Resit & Replacement Exam Period in the week beginning 12 July 2021.

You must attend an examination or submit your work during the Resit & Replacement Exam Period as non-attendance/non-submission will count as a failed attempt.

In the case of a student needing a resit assessment, the highest module mark a student can achieve is 40%.

If a student fails their second attempt, a final third attempt will be offered to students at the discretion of King's Foundations Assessment Sub-board in the next appropriate exam period.

Please note that only students who submit or sit 50% or more of their summative assessments will be offered a resit attempt.

What is a replacement?

This is when your assessment has been deferred due to mitigating circumstances (serious circumstances beyond your control for which you have provided documentation - for example a serious illness). This will have been approved by the Assessment Sub-Board Chair following submission of a Mitigating Circumstances Form (MCF). Your work will be marked as normal and will not be capped.

You will be given a first replacement opportunity in the King's Foundations' Resit & Replacement Exam Period (week beginning 12 July 2021) where your assessment will be marked as normal. Your module mark will not be capped.



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