Under what circumstances can I submit an exam/assessment appeal?
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There are three grounds under which students may be eligible to make an examination appeal:
- Grounds A: where you believe that you have evidence that there is an irregularity in how you were assessed – for instance – you were given a different exam to others without your prior knowledge and agreement; that Marks and Standards (or all other rules and regulations regarding the module that you are appealing) have not been followed without your prior knowledge.
- Grounds B: where you believe, with evidence, that your recorded mark is incorrect – this is not that you believe the judgement in incorrect but rather you have evidence, for instance that a question in your exam paper was not marked and/or the continuous assessment mark was not included.
- Grounds C: you have extenuating circumstances that the examination board were not aware of. Extenuating circumstances would include:
- Death of a parent/guardian, sibling, spouse, child (or person to whom the student is in loco parentis), if within sufficient proximity to the examination to have substantial and material effect.
- Death of a mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparent/grandchild or any person who was habitually resident in the home of the applicant, if within sufficient proximity to the examination to have substantial and material effect.
- Pregnancy, if within sufficient proximity to the examination to have substantial and material effect.
- Debilitating illness/condition, if within sufficient proximity to the examination to have substantial and material effect.
- The Appeals Committee will also consider other circumstance to be analogous to any of the above.
For further information please see exam appeals, mitigation, and re-checks.
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Last Updated: May 18th 2021 -