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    How do resits at uni work, i was told you can only retake once and you can only get a maximum of a passing grade
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    I thought there was no re sits in university...

    Since you said there is , it would be better.
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    Yeah, that's basically it as far as I know. You usually take them in August/early September and yeah, even if you get 100% of the paper right, you'll only get a pass mark (usually 40%).
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    Lets say you cannot attend the test date due to sickness, is their a second date on which it can be taken. and does this rule of only "passing" apply to this case?
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    In my uni, if u don't turn up to a test due to sickness, they may tell you to apply for Extenuating Circumstances with written proof from your doc of your illness. The exam can then be taken the next time it runs or in the summer. If they don't accept you EC then they fail you for not turning up and offer you to resit the exam where you'll be capped at 40%.

    Dunno if that's the same with other unis.
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    (Original post by Fern)
    In my uni, if u don't turn up to a test due to sickness, they may tell you to apply for Extenuating Circumstances with written proof from your doc of your illness. The exam can then be taken the next time it runs or in the summer. If they don't accept you EC then they fail you for not turning up and offer you to resit the exam where you'll be capped at 40%.

    Dunno if that's the same with other unis.
    I think that's the same at my uni.
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    (Original post by Fern)
    In my uni, if u don't turn up to a test due to sickness, they may tell you to apply for Extenuating Circumstances with written proof from your doc of your illness. The exam can then be taken the next time it runs or in the summer. If they don't accept you EC then they fail you for not turning up and offer you to resit the exam where you'll be capped at 40%.

    Dunno if that's the same with other unis.
    Didn't know that. All I knew was that you can retake papers. Luckily I don't have to retake any papers. Ages ago someone said that you have to pay for resits. Is that true, and if so how much does it cost?
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    I don't think you get capped at 40% here (Essex) - you just get whatever mark you achieve. However, that doesn't really matter, as for most subjects (except certain things like Accounting and Law) you can only resit exams in the first year anyway and the first-year results don't count towards your degree - all you need is 40% to pass, so in the end nobody cares whether you got 40% or 70% in your first-year exams. Second- and third-year exams cannot be resat (except in certain cases as mentioned above).
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    I think if you're in full-time education then you don't pay for your resit. I've heard (but they could be wrong) if you fail a 3rd year module then you've got to pay for the resit and this could cost around £125 - my mates could have been messing about with me though. This is at Westminster by the way.
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    (Original post by Xenon)
    Didn't know that. All I knew was that you can retake papers. Luckily I don't have to retake any papers. Ages ago someone said that you have to pay for resits. Is that true, and if so how much does it cost?
    Yes you have to pay for re-assessment.

    Here are our list of fees at Sheffield University:

    http://www.shef.ac.uk/ssid/finance/otherfees2004.html

    Main headlines UG: £17 per 10 credit module, £34 per 20 credit module.
    PG/Masters Year: £19 per 10 credits of a module.


    So for someone in their first year, who fails everything at the first attempt, they would be paying £204 in resit fees. :eek:
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    I'm having to resit 6 essays, and none of them are capped at 40%.

    I have until the 16th August to finish them and I'll have pay something like £30 for each essay.
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    (Original post by Expression)
    Yes you have to pay for re-assessment.

    Here are our list of fees at Sheffield University:

    http://www.shef.ac.uk/ssid/finance/otherfees2004.html

    Main headlines UG: £17 per 10 credit module, £34 per 20 credit module.
    PG/Masters Year: £19 per 10 credits of a module.


    So for someone in their first year, who fails everything at the first attempt, they would be paying £204 in resit fees. :eek:
    We don't have an credit modules :confused: . We have papers for each modules, with marks given for each one including each coursework.
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    (Original post by Xenon)
    We don't have an credit modules :confused: . We have papers for each modules, with marks given for each one including each coursework.

    Yeah we have papers for each module.

    In the year you have to take 120 credits worth of modules, pass a unit you get 10 credits (or 20 dependent on what the unit is worth) - get 99 % you get 10 credits (resp 20).

    You need 120 credits to get through the year.

    When it comes to years 2 and 3 the same is still true, the degree classification is made up of the average mark in the paper all the same.
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    (Original post by Expression)
    Yeah we have papers for each module.

    In the year you have to take 120 credits worth of modules, pass a unit you get 10 credits (or 20 dependent on what the unit is worth) - get 99 % you get 10 credits (resp 20).

    You need 120 credits to get through the year.

    When it comes to years 2 and 3 the same is still true, the degree classification is made up of the average mark in the paper all the same.
    Does your 1st year count towards your final degree?
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    (Original post by Xenon)
    Does your 1st year count towards your final degree?
    Not in the slightest other than the fact you have to pass.
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    (Original post by Xenon)
    Does your 1st year count towards your final degree?
    Depends where you go. Usually not. But one example: the Imperial maths degree counts the years on a ratio of 1:4:4 as far as marks go.
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    Heh, I didn't realise you had to pay for resits.
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    Heh, I didn't realise you had to pay for resits.
    Do you have any resits from the last year?
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    (Original post by Xenon)
    Do you have any resits from the last year?
    No, thankfully. How did you do?
 
 
 
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