The information on this page is for students continuing on their course, not yet in their final year of study.
When you are notified of your results you will be informed if you have failed a module which can be compensated.
If you are a student in year 2 or above you have the option to take your reassessment (because you are in a ‘counting’ year and your marks will contribute to your subsequent degree classification).
If you are in a non-counting year (foundation year or year one) you do not have the option to take reassessment, and will progress to your next year with the compensation.
If you choose Reassessment (Students in Year 2 or above)
- You will have a chance to pass your module and have this recorded on your transcript.
- Doing well in reassessment could improve your classification. The significance of the improvement would depend on the original failed mark and how close to the borderline the overall marks are. Your module is capped at 40% if you succeed at reassessment and is weighted according to credit and year of study.
- You will be charged a module reassessment fee of £70.
Going to reassessment is the default situation; if you do not take any action following receipt of your results, you will be expected to undertake reassessment.
If you choose Compensation (Students in Year 2 or above)
Taking the compensation is the default situation; if you do not take any action following receipt of your results, you will be awarded compensation.
- You know you have progressed to the next year and do not need to be available during the time of Reassessment and will save on the reassessment fee.
- Your achieved mark is recorded on your transcript with a grade of ‘compensated pass.’
- Your mark contributes to your Stage Average so not going to reassessment may result in a lower classification.
Compensation at the Reassessment Board
If after reassessment you have failed a module and you are eligible for compensation the Board of Examiners will progress you to your next year of study. Your record will show a Compensated Pass grade alongside your achieved mark. If the failed module is not eligible for compensation, you are given an appropriate exit award.