If you did not get the result you were hoping for, you may be able to improve your result by taking the resit options. Most modules with a written examination have a resit option. Some modules assessed by continuous assessment also allow a supplemental option over the summer. Resit options for a module can be checked using Course Finder.
If you want to take the resit option, you MUST register to resit.
What do I need to resit?
- You should resit any module that they have not earned credits for.
- You should resit any module not passed (NP result).
- You may resit any module with a mark of under 40 (even if PC).
Note: A module mark under 35 will never compensate.
A module mark of 35-39 may compensate, but if it is a required module, may still block progression.
To proceed in a subject with a required module you MUST have a full pass in that module.
Subject and associated modules and their requirements can be checked using Course Finder
If you retake a module that you have already passed (over pass standard) you must relinquish the mark first obtained and accept either the pass standard on the original module or the mark obtained at the second sitting. This means that your mark could fall as a result of a resit/repeat attempt. You should only register to retake a module if you are confident that you will put in sufficient study to achieve a higher result, and you are fully aware of the risk you are taking.
Note: Final year students can resit up to 15 credits which have been passed (in addition to any modules not passed) without permission.
Non final year students must get permission to resit passed modules (P result). This is done by completing the Extenuating Circumstances form (RE1).
If there were extenuating circumstances which mean that you achieved an artificially low mark:
In these circumstances you will need to use the Extenuating Circumstances form (RE1 form), and will normally need to provide some supporting evidence (such as medical records), to support your case. The University will consider your request and decide whether or not to allow a resit.
Can I take a new module in the resit?
No. The supplemental resit is a second opportunity to be assessed in a module that you are registered for in the current academic year. If you were not registered for the module in the current year, you cannot take the resit examinations.
The University acknowledges that a student may wish to improve their degree result and offers the opportunity to do so by choosing whichever of the two following mechanisms best suits the student’s requirements:
(i) Resit assessments in the supplemental (resit) session in up to 15 credits of passed modules, or
(ii) Re-register to repeat up to 60 credits of passed modules in a later academic year.
If you are a final year student, eligible for the award of your degree who wishes to resit/ repeat under either option above, you are required to decline your award in order to do so. You can do this by completing the ‘Decline Award Request’ form.
Declining your award is a serious undertaking and there are academic implications for a student who chooses to do so which should be carefully considered. In sum, you are indicating that you do not wish to accept the award earned and that you do not want to be conferred with your degree.
Further information and the relevant forms will be available here following the release of results in early July.
If you did not pass a module you may repeat the module or a suitable substitute module in a subsequent academic year. As modules may be changed from time to time, you may not always be able to repeat exactly the same module in a subsequent year.
When you repeat a module, you must register for the full module, and complete all of the assessment components.
- If a module was not passed in one year, you must register to repeat the module in order to have any opportunity to pass it. Compensation is not applied to a previous year’s work.
- If a module has not been compensated (i.e. the result is NP, even if in the compensation range 35-39 range) then no credits have been earned. In this case you must register to repeat the module, or take an acceptable alternative in its place.
- If you do not meet the compensation criteria, you are required to repeat any modules with marks below the compensation range (normally 35%).
- If you do not meet the compensation criteria, you are expected to repeat all modules with marks under the pass threshold (normally 40%)
For details on registration for repeat modules you should visit the Records and Registration webpage
Repeating a year of study for a second time
As per Marks and Standards (2016) , a student may repeat a period of study once only. Any further repeat attempts require permission Registry Permission / Extenuating Circumstances form (RE1)
This should be submitted to the Registry Policy Office at email@example.com
|Resit assessment Autumn 2020:
|Resit caps: In a small percentage of modules there is a cap on the re-sit exam. This means that if you do the re-sit the maximum mark you can get is fixed (usually at 40%). For 2020 resits, all the resit caps are removed, for both first semester and second semester modules.
|Module condition caps: Some modules have a module condition, and the module mark is capped at 35% if the condition is not met. These caps will remain in place. If you have not met a module condition, you should contact the relevant Department to ask about your options.
There is normally no cap on a resit mark.
Module details can be checked on Course Finder and by contacting your department.
It is best to check by subject rather than module, as some modules may be required within a subject.
A required module is a compulsory module in a programme which must be passed without compensation (i.e. a mark of 40% achieved) in order to progress in that programme.
To check Course Finder: using the link above enter your subject code and select your module from the list. When the module details appear go to the “assessment” section and all information should be there.
If a module is capped you may apply to have the cap waived using the Extenuating Circumstances form (RE1)