Exams and assessments

Exams and assessments should be a fair test of your knowledge and what you are able to do. For some students, the usual exam format may not be suitable and, if this is the case, reasonable adjustments can be made. 

We make decisions about reasonable adjustments for students based on the supporting documents you provide. We need time to review these documents and to discuss with you, either at an online or on campus appointment or via email, prior to the absolute Exams Office deadlines for reasonable adjustments. These deadlines are as follows:

  • Semester 1: Friday 24 November 2023
  • Semester 1 Resit: Friday 8 March 2024
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 April 2024
  • Semester 2 Resit: Friday 24 May 2024

You should contact Inclusive Support prior to the above deadlines allowing plenty of time for your documents to be reviewed to ensure that your request is submitted. Please email us for further information or to request reasonable adjustments for exams.

Email: inclusivesupport@brookes.ac.uk

Coursework extensions

Oxford Brookes encourages all students to plan their time and meet deadlines, however sometimes you may find it impossible to meet a deadline for reasons beyond your control. If this happens, you can contact your Module Leader, Academic Adviser or Student Support Coordinator for advice on applying for Exceptional Circumstances.

The Inclusive Support Service can assess your needs based on the supporting documents you provide us and may be able to include coursework extensions as part of your Inclusive Support Plan so that you do not need to apply for Exceptional Circumstances for ongoing conditions and other disabilities. This must be done prior to your coursework deadlines. 

Agreed extensions as part of an Inclusive Support Plan may be for 1 , 2 or 3 weeks, however there are maximum deadlines each semester. 

For semester one modules in 2023/24 coursework extensions cannot go beyond Friday 5 January 2024.

For semester two modules in 2023/24 and semester one resits, coursework extensions cannot go beyond Friday 24 May 2024.

Semester two resit deadlines cannot go beyond Friday 5 July 2024.

For any semester three modules, the maximum deadline is Friday 16 August 2024. 

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