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    I am aware that Edinburgh allows you to sit an exam up to 4 times. But what happens if you fail the first august resit? (Specifically 2nd year) Is it common to be allowed to progress to 3rd year and sit the exam again in May or are you forced to take a year out and sit the may exam and continuing into 3rd year with the year below you? (I.e. so that you'd graduate a year later)
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    (Original post by Chrisruptor)
    I am aware that Edinburgh allows you to sit an exam up to 4 times. But what happens if you fail the first august resit? (Specifically 2nd year) Is it common to be allowed to progress to 3rd year and sit the exam again in May or are you forced to take a year out and sit the may exam and continuing into 3rd year with the year below you? (I.e. so that you'd graduate a year later)
    Depends on a number of factors. You may be permitted to proceed into 3rd year but be expected to resit the exam either in December or May (and you must pass). You may be forced to pause for a year. You may be asked to repeat year 2 (depending on your overall performance, etc.). Or of course, potentially, you may be moved onto an Ordinary degree. If you have (or believe you have) failed a resit, I would definitely raise this with the course organiser and/or your personal tutor.
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    It's possible you'll be asked to attend an interview with senior tutors in September to talk about what happened, and what your options are. Generally they try to work with you, rather than be punitive (at least in my experience), but you'll help your case if you come prepared with an explanation and any relevant supporting evidence. If you have grounds for claiming Special Circumstances, submit your claim by early next week (at the latest), before your school's Board of Examiners have met. I'd also contact the Advice Place, because they'll be in the best position to guide you.
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    (Original post by Chrisruptor)
    I am aware that Edinburgh allows you to sit an exam up to 4 times. But what happens if you fail the first august resit? (Specifically 2nd year) Is it common to be allowed to progress to 3rd year and sit the exam again in May or are you forced to take a year out and sit the may exam and continuing into 3rd year with the year below you? (I.e. so that you'd graduate a year later)
    I'm in the exact same position as you. If the course isn't mandatory to your degree and you fail the resit, they ask you to take extra modules in third year, providing you have the requirements for entry into honours for your degree major. Or that's what I've been told what will happen to me anyway
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    (Original post by racheland95)
    I'm in the exact same position as you. If the course isn't mandatory to your degree and you fail the resit, they ask you to take extra modules in third year, providing you have the requirements for entry into honours for your degree major. Or that's what I've been told what will happen to me anyway
    The course is mandatory and worth 20 credits but I passed the other progression hurdles (I.e. pass at least 50% of courses at 50% or above on first attempt). It was also only a marginal fail, so a few percentage points.

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