If you have failed or deferred one full unit or less: you will automatically progress into the next year of study. You will be entered to attempt your resit or deferred assessment during the In Year Resit and Deferred Assessment Period (IRDAP).
If you have failed or deferred more than one full unit: you cannot normally automatically progress into your next year of study. You will be entered to attempt your resit or deferred assessment during the IRDAP. The IRDAP allows you to attempt to meet the progression requirements in time for the start of the next academic year.
What and when is IRDAP?
The In Year Resit and Deferred Assessment Period is a new assessment period for all undergraduate students who fail an overall course or defer an assessment.
You must submit/attempt any failed or deferred assessments (such as exams or coursework) during this period. In most cases the assessment format will be the same as the first attempt and will be based on the syllabus you received teaching for.
Students on the LLB programme will be re-entered into IRDAP if they are required to resit their courses. Please see the LLB classification scheme for more information on resits.
Will my marks from the IRDAP be capped?
If you have deferred your assessment and are sitting/submitting it for the first time your mark will not be capped.
If you have failed and are re-sitting/re-submitting an assessment: the overall mark for that course will be capped at a Pass grade for classification purposes.
How does capping work?
If you fail a course overall (by failing or being absent from one or more components) you must resit any failed components of that course during the IRDAP.
In most cases the assessment format will be the same as the first attempt and will be based on the syllabus you received teaching for. The only difference between your first attempt (or absence) and the resit is that your overall mark for the course that the failed assessment belongs to will be capped at a Pass grade.
- Student A gets 30% in her/his January exam (a fail mark) but gets 80% in her/his summer exam (a Pass); they achieve an overall mark of 55% (a 2B) in this course which is an overall pass mark and do not need to resit the January exam component.
- Student B gets 36% in her/his January exam (a fail mark) and gets 40% in her/his summer exam (a pass mark); they achieve an overall mark of 38% in the course which is an overall fail mark. Therefore, Student B needs to resit her/his January exam. S/he cannot resit the Summer exam as s/he passed this component. S/he sits the January exam in the IRDAP and gets 80%. Her/his grade for the overall course will be capped at a Pass.