4 Number of attempts permitted at an examination
Refer to Section 2 for renewal of registration
A student who fails to satisfy the Examiners in an examination may be permitted or required to resit the examination up to a maximum number of attempts.
The maximum number of attempts permitted at any examination of the Work Experience Entry route is three.
A student passing an examination at the second or third attempt will receive a final mark which is the arithmetic mean of the mark actually achieved on that occasion and the minimum pass mark of 35%.
A student who receives a result of 'Pass', 'Fail' or 'Retired' in any examination will be considered to have made an attempt.
If, on the third and final attempt at the examination for any course a student receives the result 'Fail', their registration for the Work Experience Entry route will cease unless the Examiners recommend otherwise in exceptional circumstances.
A student whose registration has been terminated under paragraph 4.5 will not be permitted to re-register for the Work Experience Entry route.
For a course examined by a combination of written paper and coursework, a student entering an examination for the first time must be examined in all elements of the examination prescribed for that course in the same year. Where the examination for a course involves assessed coursework, the relevant assignments for the year of the examination, must be completed in the twelve months prior to the examination of the course in question and submitted in accordance with the instructions and deadlines.
A student must submit at least one assignment in order to be allowed to sit the written paper, but a student will need to submit and successfully complete enough assignments to pass the coursework element of the course. Submission of any assignment for a course will validate a student's entry for that unit.
A student who fails to submit at least one assignment for a course will normally be judged not to have completed the examination and will receive no mark for their performance in the written paper.
A student who fails to sit the written paper for a course will normally be judged not to have completed the examination and will receive no mark for their performance in the coursework and it will not be considered a valid course attempt.
At the discretion of the Examiners a student who has attempted both elements of the examination for a course may be credited with one of these elements and be required to re-sit the remaining element at a future examination in order to be credited with that course.