7 Progression within the programme
Within the limits given below a student may decide when they are examined, the number of courses they attempt each year and the order in which courses are examined. A student does not have to be examined every year.
See section 4 for method of assessment.
In any one year a student may attempt examinations in a minimum of one course and a maximum of four courses, excluding re-sits. These limits include any courses from other degree offered in lieu of Spanish courses at Levels 1 and 2.
Except with the approval of the Programme Director, students may not normally attempt a course at Level 2 before sitting the examination in the four Level 1 courses and passing a minimum of three Level 1 courses, including Spanish language 1. Any accreditation of prior learning or credits will be taken into account.
Except with the approval of the Programme Director, students may not normally attempt a course at Level 3 before sitting the examination in four Level 2 courses and passing a minimum of three Level 2 courses, including Spanish language 2.
Some Level 2 and Level 3 courses have prerequisites. Prerequisites are courses which should have been passed in a previous year. Students will not be permitted to enter the examination for any course that has a prerequisite unless they have already passed the examination for the prerequisite. Prerequisites are shown under the syllabuses concerned in Annex B.