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Exams and assessment

Late or non-submission of work

Penalties for late and non-submission of work for assessment.

The University has a uniform policy for the late submission penalty for a piece of summative assessed work.

Assessment deadlines

The deadline for work is on the hour, i.e. where the deadline is 12:00 noon, work submitted at 12:00:01 is considered late.

This is to ensure clarity and consistency for students, and the continued effective management of the University’s academic standards (i.e. applying discretion beyond the deadline does not constitute a fair and transparent approach).

Students are advised to submit their work at least one hour before the deadline.

Penalties for late or non-submitted work

The penalty for submitting an assessment late for an assessment marked on a pass/fail basis is a fail (except for foundation year students as detailed below). Failures in pass/fail modules cannot be condoned but can normally be reassessed if failed at first attempt, except where the programme specification does not automatically permit a reassessment e.g. PGCE placement reassessment.

Work submitted for foundation year modules assessed wholly on a pass/fail basis (Level 3)

  • A first attempt marked on a pass/fail basis that is submitted after the assessment deadline, but within five working days of the published assessment deadline (or approved extension deadline) will be eligible for a pass.
  • A reassessment attempt marked on a pass/fail basis submitted after the published reassessment deadline (or approved extended deadline) receives a fail grade.

Late submission penalties are applied to the assessment mark not the module mark.

When is a penalty applied to a first attempt?

Submission

Penalty for assessment component

Work submitted by the published deadline for submission (or approved extension deadline – i.e. through the exceptional circumstances or LSP processes)

No penalty, eligible for a full mark

Work submitted after the assessment deadline but within 24 hours* of the published deadline (or approved extension deadline)

Deduct 10 marks, or apply a capped pass if deducting 10 marks reduces a passing mark to a fail mark

Work submitted 24 hours* after the assessment deadline but within five working days** of the published deadline (or approved extension deadline)

Eligible for a maximum of a capped pass

Work submitted after five working days** of a published deadline (or approved extension deadline)

Receives a mark of zero

Work not submitted after five working days** of a published deadline (or approved extension deadline)

Receives a mark of zero

Non-attendance for an exam (without approved exceptional circumstances)

Receives a mark of zero

Non-attendance or lateness for a scheduled assessment (without exceptional circumstances) e.g. presentation, viva etc.

Receives a mark of zero

* '24 hours' runs for the 24-hour period following the deadline e.g. for a submission on Friday at 12.00 noon the 24-hour period is until 12.00 noon Saturday

** A 'working day' runs from 12.00 noon to 12.00 noon excluding weekends, bank holidays, University closure days at Christmas but includes Monday to Friday through vacation periods

When is a penalty applied to a reassessment attempt?

Resubmission

Penalty for reassessment component

Work resubmitted by the published reassessment deadline (or approved extended deadline)

No penalty, but the reassessment capping rule applies i.e. the maximum module mark that can be achieved is a pass mark

Work resubmitted after a published deadline (or approved extended deadline)

Receives a mark of zero – reassessments submitted late are not eligible for capped marks

Work not resubmitted after a published deadline (or approved extended deadline)

Receives a mark of zero

Non-attendance for a resit exam (without approved exceptional circumstances)

Receives a mark of zero

Non-attendance or lateness for a scheduled reassessment (without exceptional circumstances) e.g. presentation, viva etc.

Receives a mark of zero

Examples

  • An Undergraduate or Postgraduate first-attempt submission submitted at 4pm on the submission date given a raw mark of 64, would have a penalty of 10 marks deducted, giving a final mark of 54 for the assessment
  • An Undergraduate first-attempt submission submitted at 4pm on the submission date given a raw mark of 44, would have a penalty of 10 marks deducted, but as the work is of passing standard the penalty applied is a capped final mark of 40 for the assessment (rather than a failure mark of 34)
  • A Postgraduate first-attempt submission submitted at 4pm on the submission date given a raw mark of 56, would have a penalty of 10 marks deducted, but as the work is of passing standard the penalty applied is a capped final mark of 50 for the assessment (rather than a failure mark of 46)
  • An Undergraduate first-attempt submission submitted two working days after the submission date given a raw mark of 54, would have a capped pass penalty applied, giving a final mark of 40 for the assessment
  • A Postgraduate first-attempt submission submitted two working days after the submission date given a raw mark of 54, would have a capped pass penalty applied, giving a final mark of 50 for the assessment
  • A resubmission resubmitted at 12.01pm would be given a final mark of zero for the assessment

 

If you have any queries, please contact the Student Records Team: studentrecords@yorksj.ac.uk

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