B2.15 Grades

  • i.  The grading scheme used in the UMP is described in the University Regulations, Core Regulations, Section A3.14.

    ii.  A student awarded one of the resit grades, resit through mitigation grades or resit through changed assessment arrangement grades will be entitled to reassessment only once in each run of a module and only at the specific times as agreed annually by the University. Currently these are in the Easter vacation following Semester 1 modules, July following Semester 2 modules and November following the Summer Session modules.

    iii.  Re-assessment implies either re-examination or the submission of further coursework for assessment or a combination of both.  Where the original assessment involved both examination and coursework components, a pass mark must normally be achieved on the combination of the re-assessed component and the original mark of the other component.  When a specified mark must be achieved in one or more individual components these marks must be achieved to pass at re-assessment. If the Examination Committee decides that other criteria for a pass mark are to be used the student must be informed immediately. 

    iv.  A student taking a resit arising from grades RE, RC or RB shall only be awarded a maximum mark of 40% (40D) or grade FR. If grade FR is awarded, the marks awarded shall be those achieved in the resit unless this is less than the original mark in which case the original mark shall stand. When a student does not take such a resit that has been offered, the resit grade shall be resolved to grade FW.

    v.  A student taking a resit arising from grades DC, DE or DB shall be awarded all the marks achieved in the resit unless this is less than the original mark in which case the original mark shall stand. The grade awarded shall be one of the Final Grades as appropriate. When a student with an original mark of less than 40 does not take such a resit that has been offered, the resit grade shall be resolved to grade FW.