What happens if my claim for extenuating circumstances is not accepted?
You may receive a mark of ‘zero fail’ for the assessment you failed to submit by the deadline or receive a mark with a penalty deducted depending on the type of coursework. Your programme handbook will provide further information.
If you are absent from your exam, or if you take the exam and fail, you will be given a mark of ‘zero fail’ for the exam. You will have the opportunity to re-sit the exam (as long as you have not exhausted all of your attempts) but the maximum mark you could get for the module will be ‘capped’ at the pass mark (40.0 for undergraduate students and 50.0 for taught postgraduates). Currently, the only exception to this rule is LLB and LLM students who do not receive a capped re-sit module mark. These rules are subject to change, so check the latest information with your academic school.
You cannot re-sit exams that you have passed to improve your marks.
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