Regulations for awards (taught courses): Glossary

 

Glossary of terms
List of terms with definitions
TermDefinition 
Accumulated failure A module which has been taken and failed on two occasions is deemed to be an accumulated failure. You will not be permitted to continue with your course where this happens.  
Condonement Recorded when a student has failed to achieve a pass mark in an eligible module but satisfies the identified criteria.  The mark achieved is recorded but the credit for the module is granted without the student having to make good the failed elements of assessment for that module.
Course assessment board The meeting at which all credit, progression and awarding decisions are made in relation to student academic profiles. 
Course of study A specified set of modules/subjects leading to an award.
Decision postponed Recorded when a student’s profile is incomplete because decisions on modules are awaited pending the outcome of referrals or deferrals.
Deferred (module)

Recorded when either:

a student has failed to achieve a pass mark in a module and has approved extenuating circumstances

or

a student has achieved a pass mark in a module and has approved extenuating circumstances for a non-submitted element of assessment. Deferral allows a student to repeat the affected element(s) of assessment for the maximum mark available (if taking the assessment for the first time). If taking the assessment or the module for a second time, the mark awarded for the piece of assessment will be capped at the maximum pass mark. 
Fail (course) Recorded when a student is not able to progress having exhausted their rights of re-assessment or module substitution or when a student does not satisfy the minimum criteria to be eligible to continue on their course.
Fail (module): Postgraduate/M-level Integrated Master Recorded when a student has achieved a mark below the specified referral range for a module at the point of first consideration by the Assessment Board or a mark below the specified pass mark at the point of second consideration by the Assessment Board.
Fail (module): Undergraduate Recorded when a student has achieved a mark of 39% or below for a module at the point of second consideration by the Assessment Board.
Initial re-assessment Recorded when a student profile is incomplete because decisions on modules are awaited pending the outcome of referral or deferral opportunities being retrieved in the subsequent academic session
May not progress (decision postponed) Recorded when a student profile is incomplete because decisions on modules are awaited pending the outcome of referral or deferral opportunities being retrieved in the subsequent academic session
May not progress (repeat year) Recorded when a student has not met the minimum criteria for progression but has achieved the minimum criteria to remain a current student but is repeating modules in the subsequent academic session
May progress  Recorded when a student has met the minimum criteria for progression between stages. 
Pass (module)  Recorded when a student achieves the minimum pass mark for a module 
Referred  Recorded at the point of first consideration by a CAB when a student has achieved an overall mark within the specified referral range for a module which is not eligible for condonement.  Referral allows a student to repeat the failed elements of assessment with the overall module mark being capped at the standard pass mark. 
Stage of Assessment  120 credits which would normally be deemed to constitute one year of full-time undergraduate study as defined in the Programme Specification Document (excluding any trailed modules) or 180 credits which would normally be deemed to constitute one year of full-time postgraduate study. 
Substitute module  A module chosen by a student to replace an optional module which the student has failed at the first attempt.  The mark awarded for a substitute module is the mark achieved. The module which is not retrieved is deemed to be an accumulated failure. 
Trailing module  A module being taken by a student which they failed in a previous session. 
Tutor reassessment  Opportunity offered to a candidate who, having failed to achieve a specified referral mark in any assessment other than formal examination, may elect on a single occasion for each element of such assessment, to rework and resubmit the piece of assessment in-year.  The maximum mark available for an in-year resubmission is the standard pass mark for that piece of assessment.