Extensions, Deferrals and Exceptional Circumstances

If you are likely to miss an assessment you should contact the Student Services Centre as soon as possible

If you are likely to miss an assessment you should contact the Student Services Centre as soon as possible by submitting an enquiry form.

**Due to COVID-19 the School has made some changes to extensions, deferrals and exceptional circumstances.

Please click on the link below for the student guidance on the changes to these procedures:

Student Guidance 

This guidance has been updated on 9 October 2020.**

There are three options available to you if you become unwell shortly in advance of an assessment deadline (which could include a scheduled exam), or on the day an assessment is due to be submitted or sat: 

1. You can request an extension to the original assessment deadline for coursework such as essays or project work.

Find out more about requesting an extension 

2. You can request to defer your assessment to the next academic year.

Find out more about deferring assessments 

3. You can notify the exam board of any exceptional circumstances if you attempted the assessment while unwell, or missed the assessment without receiving an approved deferral.

Find out more about submitting exceptional circumstances

You can also request special exam provision to take the deferred or missed examination the same academic year, however this is seldom granted and only for very specific and exceptional reasons.

For more advice visit What if ... I become unwell during exams?