University Of Cumbria Results
Information for students with reassessment / deferred assessment
Please read this information carefully in conjunction with your Statement of Results that has been emailed to you and is also available in the ‘My Course’ page in your Student Portal (ICON). Please refer to the academic regulations.
If you have failed a module(s), this is shown as a grade of F on your Statement of Results sent to you by email or on the Student Portal (ICON). You will also find the requirements for reassessment there.
The maximum mark recordable for a module successfully passed on reassessment is 40% (50% for postgraduate).
Most undergraduate programmes allow two reassessment opportunities unless professional body requirements only allow one, or if a student fails to attempt their first reassessment opportunity, in which case they will forfeit their second attempt. Postgraduate programmes only allow a single reassessment opportunity.
Action YOU need to take:
All coursework must be submitted. If submitting a paper copy this should be presented with a signed coversheet by 4.00pm on the date stated in your Statement of Results and on the Student Portal (ICON). This must be submitted to your local Programme Administration Office at the campus/site where you are registered.
If you are submitting by post then you must use RECORDED DELIVERY to ensure proof of postage and post by 4.00pm on the deadline date. If submitting electronically please see your relevant module and/or programme Blackboard site for further details. Please note that the 3 day late submission rule does not apply to reassessment.
If you have an exam as part of your reassessment this will take place at the campus/site where you are registered and details of any resit examinations will be sent to you by email. The exam period is fixed and no alternative arrangements will be made.
As part of your reassessment you may need to complete the coursework to a new title. These new titles can be found on Blackboard in the ‘Reassessment’ tab at the top right hand corner of the Blackboard front page. If you have any difficulties finding your reassessment title, please contact your course/module tutor.
Your Statement of Results and Student Portal (ICON) will show if you have been offered to defer assessment that may have already been undertaken or may be incomplete. This may be due to, for example, granting of valid extenuating circumstances or other valid reasons. You will be required to submit outstanding coursework or to sit the exam as for the first time (i.e. for a full rather than capped mark). Any coursework will be to the original title.
Action YOU need to take:
If you have already completed the assessment, and are happy with the mark achieved and therefore do not wish to take up the deferred option, you must inform the assessment team within 10 working days of the release of your results otherwise you must submit all coursework. If submitting a paper copy this should be presented with a signed coversheet by 4.00 pm on the date stated in your Statement of Results and on the Student Portal (ICON). This must be submitted to your local Programme Administration Office. If you are submitting by post then you must use RECORDED DELIVERY to ensure proof of postage and post by 4.00 pm on the deadline date. If submitting electronically please see your relevant module and/or programme Blackboard site for further details. Please note that the 3 day late submission rule does not apply to deferred assessment.
If you have an exam as part of your deferred assessment this will take place at the campus/site where you are registered and details of any such exams will be emailed to you. The exam period is fixed and no alternative arrangements will be made.
Reassessment/deferred assessment submission deadlines
Information on deadline dates for reassessment and deferred assessment can be found in your transcript. Please note that some submission deadlines fall shortly after University vacation periods. Remember to check your submission deadline date carefully and if you need support do make sure you seek this as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of success. Please do not leave assessment preparation to the last minute. Please do not leave assessment preparation to the last minute. Find information on support available from LiSS.
Resit/deferred placements (Education students)
Any Education student who has been notified that they have either a deferred or resit placement should view information here. Resit placements may incur a financial cost.
Extenuating Circumstances (ECs)
If there are any extenuating circumstances that prevent you from either sitting examinations or submitting coursework for deferred assessment or reassessment by the due date, you must, as soon as possible, submit an EC claim to your local Programme Administration office (PAd) or the Assessment and Awards Team.
- For more information and to download an EC form, see Extenuating Circumstances.
When a student receives an ‘EC valid outcome’ the board will usually offer a student an opportunity to void the mark and take the assessment again as for the first time (this is called ‘deferred assessment’). If you have received a ‘EC valid outcome’ but have passed the module and wish to keep your original mark please send an email to email@example.com stating that you wish to accept your original mark and do not wish to take up the offer of another attempt at the assessment within 10 working days of the release of results.
In some instances a student may receive a valid EC outcome for one element of assessment within a module but not another due to the circumstances of the EC claim. In such cases, where both elements of assessment have been failed, it is standard practice for the earlier assessment attempt to be offered first as the outcome of this assessment may impact on the potential requirement for the remaining assessment to be undertaken. You can view some scenarios here which should help to make this clear. If you have any queries regarding whether you should be attempting reassessment or deferred assessment contact the Assessment team.
Progression and reassessment for undergraduate students
If you have reassessment to complete you will see this in your Statement of Results and in the Student Portal (ICON). The Academic Regulations only allow students to progress to the next year (level) of study when they have achieved sufficient credit.
- For more information, see Progression and Reassessment.
If CD appears next to a mark in the Confirmed Grade column in your Statement of Results and in the Student Portal (ICON) this signifies that the mark has been condoned by the University Assessment Board.
- For more information, see Condoned marks.
If your Statement of Results shows that an Assessment Contract is required you will be contacted by a member of your course team to arrange a meeting where you will complete the contract.
- For more information, see Assessment Contract.
Reassessment without Attendance status
If your Statement of Results shows your status as Reassessment without Attendance status this means you have insufficient credit to progress to the next level of your course and is usually because you have outstanding reassessments due to failure in modules.
- For more information, see Reassessment without Attendance status.
Your right to Appeal
You have the right to make an appeal against a decision of the University Assessment Board if you have grounds to do so, and within 10 working days of the official release date of results.
- For more information, including details of valid grounds for appeal, and the appeal form see Appeals.
If you have any queries about your assessment position after reading this information, please consult your Course Tutor or the Assessment Team.