Resits

If you fail a module, you may be able to retake it during the relevant re-assessment period. 

For the academic year 2020/21, there is an expectation that most re-assessment will be online (i.e. digital and electronic submissions). However, some assessments will necessarily need to take place on campus (e.g. performances, laboratory work, etc.).  

Your schools are working to prepare alternative forms of assessment, where required.  Please liaise with your schools for guidance on how you will be assessed.

You'll need to find out about how and when to apply, how much your resit will cost and when it is likely to take place. Which period you will take your examinations/assessments in will depend on your cohort.  Please note your school may set other assessments during the academic year, submission details for these will be given by your school.

 

Cohort One – Undergraduate students starting in September 2020

The August Re-Examination/Re-Assessment period will be scheduled from Tuesday 17 August 2021 to Friday 27 August 2021 including Saturday 21 August 2021.

 

Cohort Two – Taught Postgraduate students starting in September 2020

The August Re-Examination/Re-Assessment period will be scheduled from Tuesday 17 August 2021 to Friday 27 August 2021 including Saturday 21 August 2021.

 

Cohort Three – Leeds University Business School (LUBS) Taught Postgraduate students starting in September 2020

The August Re-Examination/Re-Assessment period will be scheduled from Tuesday 17 August 2021 to Friday 27 August 2021 including Saturday 21 August 2021.

 

Cohort Four – Taught Postgraduate students starting on 25 January 2021

The re-assessments will take place during the May 2022 Examination/Assessment period (dates to be confirmed later)

 

Cohort Five – Taught Postgraduate students starting on 18 January 2021

Where re-assessments are required, these will take place during the January 2022 Examination/Assessment period (provisionally scheduled Monday 10 January 2022 to Friday 21 January 2022).

 

Cohort Six – Civil Engineering Taught Postgraduate students starting on 18 January 2021

Where re-assessments are required, these will take place during the January 2022 Examination/Assessment period (provisionally scheduled Monday 10 January 2022 to Friday 21 January 2022).

 

For Cohorts Three, Four, Five and Six, instructions will be given at the time on how to apply for re-assessments.

 

Eligibility

Any resit has to be taken at the next opportunity, and failure to do so will result in the loss of an attempt. Marks for modules which are not taken will be classified as Absent.

If you have been granted a "first attempt" resit, you will need to confirm with your parent school if you wish to take it.  If you accept the opportunity to re-sit as a "first attempt", your original mark will be expunged and your result for the re-sit will apply, even if it is lower than your original mark.  Contact your parent school to find out further information on "first attempts".

Undergraduates (Cohort 1)

If you started your programme of study before the academic year 2016/2017 you are permitted three attempts to pass a module; the first attempt plus up to two resits.

If you started your programme of study during or after the academic year 2016/2017 you are permitted two attempts to pass a module; the first attempt and one resit.

If you need further guidance please contact your parent school.

If you've failed a module you may retake it in August, provided your teaching school has not excluded you from doing so or the format of the original assessment is unsuitable to be re-assessed in August (indicated by an “S” next to the grade).

Postgraduates (Cohort 2)

If you have failed a module you may retake it in August depending on if the resit is offered by the teaching school.

How to apply

Submit your resit application online via the Results and Resit Application page (available through Minerva).

You must apply for any module which has an assessment component you want to resit.

If you are a Postgraduate student and your results are provisional:

  • Select the “Postgraduate Resit Application Form” link on the Provisional Marks page (via Minerva).
  • Complete all sections of the form, including all the modules you want to resit. (You should also include any modules which are re-assessed by coursework only).
  • Select submit at the end of the form.
  • You should print off the PDF copy of your submission for your records.
  • Your application will be automatically submitted.

When to apply

You will be able to apply online when the Results and Resit Application page is made available in July (see Results publication dates).

Undergraduate Finalists

Undergraduate finalists will be able to apply online from Monday 19 July 2021. The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon Friday 23 July 2021.  After this date, if you are eligible for an award you will be deemed to have accepted it.

Undergraduate Non-finalists

Undergraduate non-finalists will be able to apply online from Monday 19 July 2021. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 28 July 2021.

Postgraduates

Postgraduates complete the Postgraduate Resit Application Form on the Provisional Marks page.  The deadline for applications is Wednesday 28 July 2021.

Resit fees

The resit fees are:

  • £2.00 per credit (ie £20.00 for a 10 credit module), plus
  • £50.00 administration fee. This is a one-off fee, which is the same regardless of how many modules you take.

Resit fees will be charged to your University account after 31 July. You will receive a statement of fees by email and must pay immediately.  Failure to pay will result in late payment administration charges of £20 until the debt is repaid in full.  For further information, visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/waystopay.

Funding for August resits

As a student resitting in August, you do not qualify for any extra funding from the Student Loans Company.  This is because for funding purposes you are not deemed to be in full-time attendance during this period.  As you will not receive any extra student loan for the August resit period, you will need to cover any additional costs by alternative means, such as paid work.  Eligible students can apply to the Financial Assistance Fund (FAF) to help with course-related costs associated with the resit period.  Course-related costs include books, printer credits, study-related childcare costs and study-related travel; but does not include the resit fee.  The FAF assessment is unable to include non-study-related costs, such as additional or extended rent commitments, food, utilities and other general living costs.  You must make sure that your resit has been formally recorded on your Banner student record before applying to the FAF otherwise your application will not be accepted.

Resit assessment dates

For Cohort One and Two, resit assessments take place in August (during the two weeks prior to the August bank holiday).

Unfortunately, it isn't possible to find out the exact date of an assessment before you apply to resit (see Assessment Periods and TImetable Publication Dates for when the timetable will be published).

Please check that you have been entered for the appropriate assessments, and tell your school and the Assessment & Progress Team immediately about any discrepancies, remembering to include your full name and student ID number in your email.

Assessed-work deadlines

Contact your school directly to find out the deadlines for submitting assessed work.

Cancelling a resit application

Email your school and the Assessment & Progress Team to cancel a resit application.  Remember to include your full name, student ID number and the module codes of the resits you wish to cancel.

You may only cancel up until the start of the August assessment period. After this, your application will stand and any resit fees will still be charged. You will lose an attempt if you do not take the resit.