Exam Board FAQs 2019-20 Exam Board FAQs 2019-20

If you are unsure about the implications anything regarding your exam board results, take a look at the following FAQ’s. Contact your Hub if you are still unsure.

Disclaimer: These FAQ’s do not replace UEA’s General Regulations, and the UEA’s Covid-19 information.

Student Services, the Learning Enhancement Team and the SU are also available to help you.

I am taking advantage of the Phase 2 (August 3) extended deadline. How does this affect boards?

Finalist

The Board of Examiners considers your available marks at the July Board. If you meet the requirements for your degree without completing the assessments, you are awarded your degree. You still have the option of completing your assessments, and your degree classification may improve as a result. After the Board has met, you receive an email setting out your options.

2nd year student

Your outstanding Phase 2 assessments are considered at the September Board.

If you have passed all the modules that you completed in Phase 1, those marks are considered at the September Board. This means you won’t receive an email regarding your progression after the July Board.

If you have failed a completed module, this is considered at the July Board. You are notified by email if you are eligible for compensation for this failed module, though you can choose to take reassessment if you want to. If you are not eligible for compensation, you are referred to reassessment for this failed module.

1st year student

Your outstanding Phase 2 assessments are considered at the September Board.

If you have passed all the modules that you completed in Phase 1, those marks are considered at the September Board. This means you won’t receive an email regarding your progression after the July Board.

If you have failed a completed module, this is considered at the July Board. You are notified by email if you are eligible for compensation for this failed module. As a first-year student you do not have the option to take reassessment instead of compensation. If you are not eligible for compensation, you are automatically referred to reassessment for this failed module.

I haven’t completed and/or do not think I can complete my assessments before the Phase 2 deadline.

Whatever you manage to complete by the deadline will be considered at the September board.  If you are eligible, you will be given compensation in any incomplete modules. If you are not eligible for compensation, you will be given a reassessment opportunity. The Board will write to you after their meeting in September setting out your options.

I know I have failed one of my assessments. Can I take reassessment?

The Board of Examiners considers your results and if possible, they will give you compensation in the failed module so you don’t need to do reassessment.  If you are not eligible for compensation in the failed module you will be referred to reassessment. You will receive an email after the Board confirming your situation and any reassessment arrangements if necessary.

I would like to request a delayed first sit as I feel that I didn’t have a genuine attempt at the first sit due to extenuating circumstances (EC)

You can apply through the EC process for a delayed sit up to the point of confirmation of the mark by the Board (after which you can Appeal the mark).  If approved, your original mark will be voided and you will have another attempt.  Please note that in voiding the mark, your new mark will count even if it is lower than your original voided mark.

I do not agree with the Board's decision in the letter. What can I do?

Submit an Academic Appeal
Include any evidence if you are able to obtain this safely. If you are unable to include evidence explain why in your statement.

How do I report Extenuating Circumstances?

If you have any extenuating circumstances which you believe have affected either your revision or your performance, you must report these via e:Vision. Please note: if you are reviewing this FAQ after receiving your results, you will need to submit an academic appeal.

I have received a letter but still intend to submit work or sit an exam

Due to COVID-19, you have the choice to submit in Phase 2. These marks are then considered in the September Exam Boards. If the Exam Board decides you should take Reassessment before September, you will be notified by email.

What is Phase 2? 3 August coursework submission deadlines offered to students due to COVID- 19 or First-sit exams taken in August instead of May and June.

Blackboard, e:Vision, Library and email access

How long can I access the library for after I graduate?

  • Undergraduates (UG) can access the library until the 31st This access is automatically extended to 10 September 2020 if you intend to submit any assignments or sit an exam in Phase 2.
  • Postgraduates (PGT) retain access until their end of course

How long can I access my UEA webmail for after I graduate?

IT access is extended for all UG final year students until 10 September. PGTs retain access to their course end. You can access your UEA webmail and OneDrive facilities 45 days after your course end date. Contact LTS if you need continued access. All accounts are deleted 145 days after the course end date.

LTS will only extend access if you have:

  • been granted an extension beyond the end date of your course; or
  • any outstanding assessments to take, such as delayed examinations; or
  • submitted an appeal; or
  • a pending disciplinary case being considered by the School or Senate Student Discipline Committee

Will I have e:Vision and Blackboard access for reassessment?

Yes. Access to e:Vision and Blackboard will be provided to all students undertaking reassessment or delayed assessment.

Compensation

For more information on Compensation, please take a look at the Compensation pages.

What is compensation?
Compensation is where the university will allow you to progress/graduate without passing the module(s) listed as compensated.

What is a core module?
A core module is essential to your course learning outcomes and must be passed.

Why have I been offered a compensated pass?
Compensation can be offered on any module that your course has defined as non-core. In a standard academic year, only one module can be compensated, up to 20 credits (30 credits in final year).

N.B. – For 2019/20, due to COVID-19, up to 60 credits can be compensated for non-counting years (year 1 for standard courses) and 40 credits for counting years (year 2 and 3 for standard courses) (See separate COVID-19 guidance).

Who will be offered a compensated pass?

Compensation is offered as the default alternative to reassessment for UG students. If PGT students are offered compensation this is at the discretion of the Board of Examiners with no choice of reassessment. 

Do I have to accept the compensated pass?
For 2019/20, due to COVID-19, first and foundation year students will not be able to request reassessment instead of compensation. Students in a year of study where the marks count towards their degree, will be offered compensation by default, but if they would prefer to take reassessment, then they must request this from their LTS Hub by 27 July 2020.

What happens if I do nothing?
UG students will receive an email confirming the compensated pass and offering the option to take reassessment. If they do not reply by the given deadline choosing to take reassessment, the compensated pass will stand, and they will progress to the next year of their course or receive the compensated award.

Degree Classification

Information on degree classification will depend on the course you are studying. Details are available here.

Continuing Students

How do I register for the next academic year?

You do this task on e:Vision. Start dates can be found here. In all cases you will need to register online before the published start date of your course.

N.B. – Start of Year is subject to change due to COVID-19 government guidelines; remember to check for updates on the Portal and your UEA email accounts for further information.

Delayed Assessment and Reassessment

Are delayed assessments the same as reassessments?
No, a delayed assessment is where a student is being offered another first attempt at the assessment, this will result in students keeping the full marks awarded to them for the assessment(s) in that module.

How is a Reassessment mark counted?
Reassessment is considered as a student’s second attempt at an assessment; it is capped at the pass mark. Example:

  1. a student undertakes reassessment in a module that is 100% coursework
  2. the student gets a mark of 65 on their reassessment
  3. the module mark is capped at the pass mark, which for a standard undergraduate student, is 40% and for a standard postgraduate student is 50%.

This relates to modules that are marked by a combination of weighted module assessments, rather than modules where students must pass all assessments within a module.

Is there any academic support?
You are encouraged to seek guidance from your Adviser and Module Organiser(s).

What will the coursework task be?
The task will be made available to you on the LTS Delayed Assessment/Reassessment Blackboard site which you will have access to. LTS will email you with instructions on how to find your coursework task.

* Before using this Blackboard hyperlink, please open Blackboard in your default internet browser

What is the deadline for coursework?
You can find the submission deadline on the LTS Delayed Assessment/Reassessment Blackboard site, along with instructions on how to submit your work.

* Before using this Blackboard hyperlink, please open Blackboard in your default internet browser

When is the Reassessment Exam Series?
The Reassessment Exam Series (for delayed assessment and reassessment examinations) is scheduled in August, and you receive a timetable at least two weeks in advance. Take a look at our Key Dates document [link to LTS exams page]

N.B. – For 2019/20, due to COVID-19, the Reassessment Exam Period will now be 17-28 August 2020.

When will I get my exam timetable?
Your exam timetable will be emailed to you at least 2 weeks in advance of an exam series.

When will I find out my results for delayed assessments/reassessments?
You are informed of the outcome of your delayed assessments/reassessments once the School Exam Board has met and confirmed marks/awards and progression decisions. This is shortly after the reassessment exam period.

Do I have to pay for a delayed assessment?
No. You do not have to pay for a delayed assessment as this is treated as your first attempt.

Do I have to pay for a reassessment (or delayed reassessment)?
Yes. The fee is £70 per module that you are being reassessed in. This would mean that if you have three reassessments in the same module the fee will be £70 in total, but if you have reassessments in three different modules the fee will be £210 in total.

What happens if I do not submit work or sit exams?
You will receive a zero mark for those assessments. Students will not be charged for non-submissions.

N.B. - Choosing not to submit reassessments could result in the failure of the stage and/or your course.

Provisional Progression

What is provisional progression?

Provisional progression is where a Board can allow a student in stages 0, 1 or 2, who has met the required conditions, to provisionally progress, pending passing the outstanding delayed assessment(s) or reassessment(s) in no more than one module with a credit rating of no more than 30 credits, by the October deadline.

N.B. – For 2019/20, due to COVID-19, provisional progression will be approved for up to 40 credits, which could be two different modules.

I have returned from placement/year abroad and I am being provisionally progressed

You will be provisionally progressed if UEA is waiting for a transcript or placement report. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the relevant institutions and obtain these. Transcripts need to be forwarded to the Study Abroad Team, and placement reports need to be forwarded to your School. If you are unsure on how to obtain these, please contact the relevant department.

When will the exam take place?

Provisional progression exams take place in October.

Do I return to my course before I sit the exam?

Yes, you are permitted to return to your course before sitting the exam. However, if you fail a reassessment that is not eligible for compensation you will be withdrawn from your course. If you fail a delayed assessment you will be required to take an interruption to period of study until the next available assessment period.

What happens if I have extenuating circumstances and need to apply for a delayed (re)assessment?

If you have extenuating circumstances that means that the assessment will be delayed, you may be asked to take an interruption to period of study and resume your course once you have passed the assessment.

When will I find out my results?

This is dependent on the types of assessment you are taking and when the school are able to confirm those results. Contact your LTS Hub team for more information.

Do I have to pay for provisional progression?

This will depend on whether the outstanding assessment is considered a delayed first attempt or a delayed reassessment attempt. If it is reassessment, then this will incur a reassessment charge of £70 per module.

Alumni

As a graduate you automatically become a member of the University of East Anglia Alumni Association, and will be kept up to date with University news and upcoming events with the Ziggurat magazine. To update your information or find out more, please visit the UEA Alumni Association.