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I’m not sure if anyone would know the answer to this. I attend the university of Leicester as an undergrad in my 3rd year and achieved a 35 in a 15 credit module (a fail). Still waiting to hear if I need to retake or I can graduate in the summer. On their classification regulations it states that they can give a “compensated fail” for some modules, not too sure what this means. I’m trying to calculate my grade and I don’t know whether to include the 35 in calculating my grade because I failed it. Would this mark be completely disregarded and shown as 0 if I don’t choose to retake it or would it be included in calculating my overall classification? Just worried about this because this is what determines whether I get a 2:2 or 2:1.
Original post by Anonymous
I’m not sure if anyone would know the answer to this. I attend the university of Leicester as an undergrad in my 3rd year and achieved a 35 in a 15 credit module (a fail). Still waiting to hear if I need to retake or I can graduate in the summer. On their classification regulations it states that they can give a “compensated fail” for some modules, not too sure what this means. I’m trying to calculate my grade and I don’t know whether to include the 35 in calculating my grade because I failed it. Would this mark be completely disregarded and shown as 0 if I don’t choose to retake it or would it be included in calculating my overall classification? Just worried about this because this is what determines whether I get a 2:2 or 2:1.

Hi,

I do believe it would contribute to the overall classification but some universities work differently and drop the lowest grade. Your module handbook for that module you’ve failed should specify what the guidelines for that would be, or you can email your module leader and ask for some advice.

I hope this helps! 😊

Estelle
Third Year Psychology
University of Huddersfield
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Original post by University of Huddersfield
Hi,
I do believe it would contribute to the overall classification but some universities work differently and drop the lowest grade. Your module handbook for that module you’ve failed should specify what the guidelines for that would be, or you can email your module leader and ask for some advice.
I hope this helps! 😊
Estelle
Third Year Psychology
University of Huddersfield
Hi, this helps, thank you! Unfortunately there is no information in my module handbook regarding the consequences of the failure of this particular module. I’ll just have to hope and see what the outcome is! However, I really do hope it counts or my grade will significantly decrease.
Original post by Anonymous
I’m not sure if anyone would know the answer to this. I attend the university of Leicester as an undergrad in my 3rd year and achieved a 35 in a 15 credit module (a fail). Still waiting to hear if I need to retake or I can graduate in the summer. On their classification regulations it states that they can give a “compensated fail” for some modules, not too sure what this means. I’m trying to calculate my grade and I don’t know whether to include the 35 in calculating my grade because I failed it. Would this mark be completely disregarded and shown as 0 if I don’t choose to retake it or would it be included in calculating my overall classification? Just worried about this because this is what determines whether I get a 2:2 or 2:1.
Hi there,

I'm sorry to hear about the uncertainty with your module result.
A "compensated fail" means that, under certain conditions, a failing grade in a module can be compensated for by strong performance in other modules. This allows you to progress or graduate without having to retake the failed module.

However, I would strongly advice you to get in touch with your supervisor or module lecturers to discuss your results and explain what happens next.

Hope you hear some good news soon.
Let me know if you have any other questions.

Sumayyah
Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience

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