Results and Reassessment

Results and Reassessment

When will first semester results be available via SOLE?

The dates when results are published are indicated annually in the University Calendar. Individual module results, award and progression decisions for UMS students will be published via SOLE on the following dates:

Semester 1 grades for UMS students in the 2012- 13 academic year will be available via SOLE on Friday 22nd February 2013.

When will second semester results be available via SOLE?

The dates when results are published are indicated annually in the University Calendar. Individual module results, award and progression decisions for UMS students will be published via SOLE on the following dates:

2012 - 13 academic year: Thursday 27 June 2013

When will reassessment results be available via SOLE?

The dates when results are published are indicated annually in the University Calendar. Individual module results, award and progression decisions for UMS students will be published via SOLE on the following dates:

2012 - 13 academic year: Friday 26 July 2013

What grade will I get if I have to take reassessment?

All reassessment is marked on a pass/fail basis only.
The individual items(s) of reassessment will be limited to a maximum grade of D- (or 50% for postgraduate students).


 

How often can I be reassessed? When must I complete reassessment?

For modules started since September 2007, you can be reassessed up to three times for a module.

If you fail a module on the initial attempt you will automatically be offered a reassessment opportunity. This work must be submitted by Thursday 4th July 2013. If you fail the reassessment opportunity you will be required to retake the module again with attendance. If at this stage you have still not passed the module one further reassessment opportunity will be granted to you.

For modules started prior to September 2007, you have one reassessment opportunity.

If I need to resubmit coursework how do I find out what I am required to do?

Details of your reassessment tasks will be made available via a link in the on-line version of your reassessment letter sent to you after the Board of Examiners meeting detailing which modules you need to be reassessed in. If no details are available, please contact the appropriate module tutor or as soon as possible.
If you are unable to contact the module tutor or Curriculum Leader, contact a Programme Advisor (you can book an appoinment via your SOLE page or by visiting www.timecenter.com/worcester). All coursework reassessment must be submitted to Registry Services by 3.00pm on Thursday 5th July 2012.

Please remember to download and print a reassessment tracking receipt form when submitting your work.

Where do I submit my Reassessment Work?

If you are required to do reassessment, you must hand in your work to the Student Records Office in the Woodbury Building.  Please ensure that you have attached the reassessment tracking sheet (available via your SOLE page) to your reassessment BEFORE you hand it in.

What is the deadline date for the resubmission of coursework?

All coursework reassessment must be submitted to Registry Services by 3.00pm on Thursday 5th July 2012.

If you submitted your Independent Study in May 2012 and need to resubmit, the deadline will be 13th December 2012. Your reassessment letter will give the exact date.

When will resit examinations take place?

All resit examinations are scheduled to take place between the 01st July and 05th July 2013.

If you are required to resit an examination, this will be shown on your reassessment letter on SOLE.  The resit exam timetable will be published on SOLE. If you have any queries regarding resits please contact Andrew Fullwood in Registry Services (telephone 01905 855032 or e-mail exams@worc.ac.uk).

I need to retake a module - what do I do?

You are responsible for ensuring that the retake module is added to your programme. Make sure that you include it in your selections for next academic year (if you have not already made them) or contact a Programme Advisor in the usual way to add the module to your timetable.

Must I complete all assessment for a module?

Yes - all work must be completed in order to pass a module.

I have not submitted my assessment and/or attended my exam?

You will receive a grade of NS (non-submission) or NA (non-attendance).  This is a fail grade and you will not be entitled to complete reassessment. You will need to retake the module (or a substitute if it is not mandatory) and the maximum grade you will be able to attain for the retake is a D-.  It is therefore important that you attempt all assessment so that you do not lose a reassessment opportunity should you be unsuccessful.

Can I let a fail stand?

NO. You must pass all modules taken. You may, however, proceed to the next level of the course (i.e. Level 2 or Level 3) while still completing any outstanding assessment, provided you have passed at least 90 credits at the previous level. If you have not passed a minimum of 90 credits you will not be able to proceed to the next level of the course, and, if you are a full-time student, you may be required to change your status to part-time in order to complete the necessary reassessment.

What happens if I fail a re-assessment?

Where a module has been failed after reassessment, you will be required to retake the module with attendance. If at this stage you have not passed the module you will be granted one further reassessment opportunity. All retakes of modules will be capped at a maximum mark of D-.

How do I access material via Blackboard for a module taken in an earlier semester?

You log in to Blackboard as normal. You should have the current and previous semesters Blackboard sites available when you log in. If for any reason you don’t have the site needed for a re-assessment, then they just email us at eos@worc.ac.uk stating the module code/semester you require and you can be added.

I can't read the feedback - what should I do?

The majority of feedback is now given electronically.  If feedback is still given in handwriting that you cannot read you should  discuss the matter in the first instance with the module tutor concerned. This will usually resolve the problem straight away. If you aren't happy with the outcome you are free to use the formal complaints process.

What decisions do Board of Examiners make?

The Board of Examiners is responsible for:
• reviewing the students’ entire profile of module results
• making decisions regarding progression
• confirming eligibility for awards on the basis of accumulated credit
• ensuring any award-specific requirements have been met
• conferring awards and if appropriate agreeing the classification of each student
All grades are provisional until they have been considered and confirmed by the Scheme Board of Examiners.

What does "Passed, Progress to next level" mean?

Undergraduate students are normally required to take and pass 120 credits at each level. If the Board of Examiners indicated that you may progress to the next level of the course (without conditions) then you have met the requirements at that level.

What does "Progress to the next level with conditions" mean?

You have achieved at least 90 credits at your current level and therefore the Board of Examiners has permitted you to move to the next level of your course.
However, there is a reassessment requirement that you must successfully complete in order that you have 120 credits at that level.
You will be notified by letter and via your SOLE page what that reassessment requirement is.

What does "Not able to progress, repeat semester" mean?

Undergraduate students are normally required to take and pass 120 credits at each level of the course. If the Board of Examiners has indicated that you may not progress then this is usually because you have achieved fewer than 90 credits at that level.
Where the decision indicates "repeat semester" this is an indication that you will need to extend your studies by approximately a semester.

The Board of Examiners require you to either complete reassessment in the assessment item(s) or retake a module. You should refer to your SOLE page which will identify these modules. You will also be sent a letter outlining the reassessment/retakes required.

You are strongly recommended to see a programme advisor to discuss and plan your course.

What does "Not able to progress, repeat year" mean?

Students are normally required to take and pass 120 credits at each level of the course. If you have failed more than 90 credits the Board of Examiners will require you to retake the year. Credit for modules that have been passed may be retained. Grades for modules retaken will be capped at a maximum grade of a D-.
Where the decision indicates "repeat year" this is an indication that you will need to extend your studies by approximately a year.

You are strongly advised to see a programme advisor to discuss and plan your course.

If you fail a year for a second time the Board of Examiners may require you withdraw from the University.

I have not submitted work for several modules this year, what will happen?

If you fail 90 credits or more in one year due to non-submission or non-attendance you will be required to withdraw from your course and the University.  It is therefore important that you attempt all assessment so that you do not lose a reassessment opportunity should you be unsuccessful.

Why have I been required to Retake a Module (Grade FT)?

The Board of Examiners normally require a student to Retake a Module rather than repeating one or more reassessment items if the reassessment opportunity has not been passed. A grade FT indicates the need to retake a module.

I submitted an assessment item but a NS grade is recorded - what should I do?

You should contact your Academic Support Unit where you would normally collect your marked assessment items. They should be able to locate the work for you. Once located we will be able to record the grade and any reassessment letter will be updated.

Why is a result on my SOLE page different to those recorded on my Item Report Form(s)?

It is very unusual for this to happen but if it does, please contact Student Records urgently, along with copies of the relevant Item Report Forms so that this matter can be investigated and corrected as appropriate.