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The University’s new ‘in-year referrals’ process means some students will be able to re-take failed or deferred assessments before the end of the academic year.
This opportunity is available on failed/deferred assessments and units where the results are released following the mid-year unit assessment boards (the week of 20 February 2017).
Where this is your first attempt at the unit/assessment, your assessment board will give you a ‘refer’ or 'defer' result which allows you to resit the failed/deferred assessment.
You will normally have two chances to pass a failed unit or assessment, and any in-year referral counts as one of your two referral attempts.
If you have completed a unit by week 15 and have not passed that unit, then you must submit referral work and/or sit the referral examination (referral examinations take place in the week commencing 20 March 2017).
If you have not yet completed a unit but have an exam board confirmed fail mark (less than 40%) for one or more assessments in the unit, you must take each failed assessment again. Be aware that:
Regardless of these two points, the University wants you to be in the best academic position possible – you are therefore expected to re-take failed elements at the next opportunity where the assessment regulations allow you to do so.
Referral assessment work for non-examination elements will be available on a dedicated Solent Online Learning (SOL) page called March Referral/Deferral Assessment Briefs 2016/2017.
Where referral work would involve specialist provision or dedicated space, it may not be possible – you should check this with your unit tutor.
In-year referral work must be submitted by Wednesday 22 March 2017, and there is no provision for ‘late’ submission in the case of referral work unless extenuating circumstances have been submitted and accepted.
Examination timetables for referral examinations will be available on the Portal Exam Search App in the week commencing 13 March 2017. If the University has agreed additional needs/learning support, you will be advised personally via email.
If you have made an application for extenuating circumstances, you may receive a defer result from the mid-year assessment boards.
If your assessment board confirms you have a defer result, then you should take this outstanding work during the in-year referral period in March 2017. Deferred assessments are considered to be your first attempt, so you will retain the full mark earned and are eligible to submit within the 5 working days late deadline.
If you are completing failed assessments from a previous academic year, you will work to the same timetable of deadlines as the other students taking the assessments for the first time.
As you are probably attempting any outstanding ‘trailing’ assessment for the final time, you will not be eligible for an in-year referral unless you have not completed all three attempts at the original unit.
If you have questions about in-year referrals and whether they apply to you, we recommend you discuss this with your unit tutor.
Alternatively you can drop into the Assessment Team Result Surgeries, which will be held in A309 from Monday 20 February-Thursday 23 February 8.30am-5pm and Friday 24 February 8.30am-4.30pm. Alternatively, contact the assessments team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 023 8201 5023.
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Page last updated on Tuesday 7 February 2017 at 10.51am.
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