Supplementary Assessment for Units
From 2009/10 onwards, information on supplementary assessment for all units will be provided in the unit catalogues. Supplementary assessment describes the form of assessment a student will be required to undertake either for retrieval of failure or where assessment has been deferred.
Supplementary assessment usually takes one of the following forms:
|Like-for-like reassessment||To be used where the form of supplementary assessment for the unit requires students to repeat exactly the form of the initial assessment. i.e. to repeat each failed element from the initial assessment items.|
|Written Examination Only||To be used where the form of supplementary assessment for the unit requires students to sit an examination during the University supplementary assessment period as a complete replacement of all elements of the initial assessment.|
|Coursework Only||To be used where the form of supplementary assessment for the unit requires students to submit a piece of coursework as a complete replacement of all elements of the initial assessment.|
|Mandatory Extra Work||To be used where the form of supplementary assessment for the unit requires students to submit the examination paper for the initial assessment and achieve a pass mark of 70% as a complete replacement of all elements of the initial assessment.|
Supplementary assessment for each unit is described within the relevant entry in the unit catalogue. This information will appear as follows:
|Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)||As suggested by name|
|Unit code followed by Examination/Coursework/Mandatory Extra Work (E.g. ME10010 Examination - Re-assessment Only (where allowed by programme regulations))||As suggested by name|
|Supplementary assessment information not currently available (this will be added shortly)||This will usually only appear for new units and means that the supplementary assessment information has not yet been set up for the unit. If you need to know what form the supplementary assessment for a unit will take before the information is added to the unit catalogue please contact your Director of Studies.|
|Reassessment not allowed||This means that supplementary assessment is not available for the unit.|
Regardless of whether a form of supplementary assessment is offered for a specific unit, it will only be available to individual students where supplementary assessment is permitted by the regulations of the programme on which they are studying. Supplementary assessment will not be available for final year undergraduates unless the unit in question is a Designated Essential Unit for their programme of study. If you are unsure as to whether supplementary assessment is permitted within your programme please contact your Director of Studies for further guidance.