Resits

Students who fail a module or modules will normally be required to submit new coursework or to sit a further exam.

If you have modules which have outcomes of Fail (F), or Not Completed (NC), you should follow the instructions that come with your year-end result to register for resits. Re-sits take place during the August Supplementary Exam Period (see dates here) and must be applied for in advance on-line by the required deadline (usually the end of July). Fees apply for these resits. For more information, please visit the website

If you have exams to take in August, you should ensure that you are available in Sheffield for the full examination period.

If you are an international student (with overseas fee status), you may apply to take an August exam in your home country. The deadline for these applications falls shortly after the release of results in July. For full details of fees, procedures and deadlines, see the Examinations Overseas webpage.

The mark for failed modules (F or NC) is based on the re-sit assessment only. For example, although a module may originally be assessed with an essay and an examination, the re-sit will be an examination only. Please refer to the relevant module outline for details of re-sits. Re-sit marks for NC and F modules are capped at 40.

At Level 1, you may re-sit a failed module on TWO occasions only; at Level 2, you may resit a failed module on ONE occasion only.

The mark for Not Assessed modules (NA) is normally based on all assessment. For example, if you had submitted an essay as normal, but missed an exam due to illness, we would normally ask that you take the exam in August as a first attempt, and base your mark on both of those assignments. Some assessment, such as presentations or small in-class tests, may be hard to re-schedule - in these cases, contact us for details of arrangements.

Marks for NA modules are not capped. There are no fees for taking these assessments in August; in 2017-2018, you did not need to register for those first attempts.

Repeating a Year

If you fail your first year of study you will normally be asked to repeat any modules that you have failed either as an external student (not attending classes but taking the final assignments) or as an internal student (attending classes and taking all assignments). If you have substantial documented extenuating circumstances, you may also have the option of repeating the entire first year (“wiping the slate clean”). For more information, please visit the website. If you wish to consider this, talk to your Degree Tutor and the Senior Tutor as soon as possible. If you choose to do this, all previous marks will be erased and only your new marks will be taken into consideration.

It may also be possible to change to another degree. You must consult the Senior Tutor about this. For guidance on University procedures and advice please see the SSID information. Note that if you have passed 100 credits of Level 1 modules, and have a mark over 30 in one intensive language module, you may be allowed to progress to Level 2 of the BA East Asian Studies without repeating.