Specific Assessment Regulations for the Non-Medical Prescribing Module (GPhC) – SHGM22
These regulations apply to students enrolled on the stand-alone module and students studying a programme where the module exists as part of an award.
The pass mark for all assessment components shall be 50% with the exception of the numeracy examination which requires a 100% pass mark.
Failure to sit an examination/redeem a failed assessment or submit work by the date specified by or on behalf of the University shall result in a mark of 0% being recorded for the module.
A candidate who is absent from the module shall be required to retake the module at the next available opportunity, within the maximum period of candidature.
In exceptional circumstances, and in accordance with the University’s Policy on Extenuating Circumstances Affecting Assessment, candidates who fail to redeem their module components during the re-sit period specified by or on behalf of the University because of extenuating circumstances or who fail the module at the first opportunity during the re-sit period (i.e. as a deferral) may submit evidence of such circumstances to their Faculty/School for consideration. At the discretion of the University Progression and Awards Board, such candidates may be permitted one further opportunity to re-sit. The reassessment(s) shall normally take place at the next assessment(s) point for the module at the next opportunity but within the maximum period of candidature.
Candidates failing to achieve the pass mark in any assessment component shall be given one opportunity to redeem the failure and must re-sit all assessment elements as specified by the Faculty/School unless unsafe practice (defined below) has been identified.
The marks of all re-sit assessments shall be capped at 50% or the pass mark if this is higher, regardless of the actual mark, with the exception of the numeracy examination which requires a 100% pass mark and so the actual mark will apply.
Failure of an assessment component at the second attempt shall result in the candidate being withdrawn from the University.
Candidates may not re-sit any assessment component for which a pass mark has been attained previously.
Candidates who are withdrawn from the University shall be given the opportunity to appeal against this decision through the Accuracy of Published Marks procedures or Academic Appeals procedures. There will be no right of appeal if the student is withdrawn because they have demonstrated unsafe practice.