Reattend - what is it?
How the University gives a reattend decision for a module result is changing for the academic year 2021/22. You will now receive a reattend decision when you have not submitted any pieces of summative assessment for a module at the first attempt. If you have submitted at least one piece of work on an attempt and it is not deemed to be a pass, you will receive a resubmission / resit decision (provided that you are within the number of attempts permitted).
Receiving a reattend decision means you will need to re-register for the module and you will typically be expected to participate in all scheduled classes (unless this is unachievable due to timetable clashes). By reattending a module it will reset the number of attempts available to you and will reset the maximum time to complete (2 years).
Students are only able to reattend a module once. If you reattend a module and do not submit any coursework then you will have exhausted all of your attempts at the module and receive a No Further Attempts (NA) decision.
How will reattend affect my results?
Reattend will now cap a mark that contributes to your honours classification in the same way that a resit does. Capping means that when you repeat an exam or assessment, the maximum mark that you can be awarded is the pass mark for the module. For example, if a student had achieved the mark of 61% on the second attempt, their transcript would show the mark, but for the purposes of classification, the mark would be capped at 40%.
What are the implications of a reattend decision?
It is important to understand reattend in the context of your programme of study and the decision that accompanies it at programme level. The programme level decisions determine what your next year will hold – whether you will continue to the next level of study, have to repeat the year, be given an exit award or need to transfer to another programme.
Reattend in itself will not necessarily stop you progressing to the next level of your studies unless you have not met the progression requirements of Regulation 3.13. This might arise if you have not met all the prerequisites for modules at the next level of study or are carrying over 40 credits of modules (i.e., more than two 20 credit modules) into levels 8 or 9 of the next academic year or over 20 credits into level 10. Where you are carrying more than the limit for the level of study that you are entering, you will typically receive a “fail repeat” decision and be required to repeat the year to overcome your failed modules before continuing. Repeating a year may have financial implications. Further information can be found via Funding and Advice here.
Reattending a module with a programme level decision to progress to the next year / level of study will mean taking on additional (repeat) study as well as the modules that you are required to take in that academic year. This will put extra pressure on you, particularly as you are carrying reassessments whilst studying modules at a higher level.
As programmes vary, it is important that you discuss your results with your personal tutor or programme leader to fully understand what the reattend decision means for you.
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