Resits and supplementary assessments

If you are unable to progress to the next stage of your studies, the exam board may offer you another opportunity to successfully complete assessments that you have not passed.

Some units are must-pass. For these units, you must obtain the credit points by achieving the pass mark and any additional criteria. Passing the unit is required to demonstrate that you are able to meet the intended learning outcomes for the programme. The unit cannot be compensated. 

Any must-pass units will be listed in the programme catalogue entry for your programme and year of study.

This outcome is an appealable decision.

Full details of the regulations:

  • section 30 for undergraduate modular programmes, paragraph 30.7 onwards
  • section 31 for undergraduate non-modular professional programmes, paragraph 31.8 onwards
  • section 38 for postgraduate taught programmes, paragraph 38.8 onwards.

Deadlines and timetable for the reassessment period

The dates of the reassessment period are listed on the University key dates web page. Dates may vary for certain programmes, particularly postgraduate or professional programmes. Your school will inform you in this case.

Due to the changes to assessments in summer 2020, it is not possible to issue an ‘exam timetable’ in the usual way. Instead, you will be able to view reassessment details in the View my assessment details screen in eVision, which you can access via MyBristol, or in Blackboard if your school does not have assessment information in eVision.

Any assessments that you need to retake will be flagged as requiring a resit or supplementary (first attempt) assessment. 

The reassessment details will provide due dates for each assessment. For example, if an assessment is available for five days, the information in eVision will only show the end date. Some assessments will also still be referred to as a summer exam, even if this has now been replaced with a written piece of coursework over an extended time period or an alternative assessment method.

Full details of required reassessments will be given on the relevant unit’s Blackboard site.

Tuition fees

There are no additional tuition fees for resits or supplementary assessments that are taken in the same academic year they were first failed or missed.

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