Candidates are required to sit examinations at the time specified by the Faculty/School and/or to submit assignments by the specified deadlines. Failure to sit an examination or submit work by the specified date will result in a mark of 0% being recorded.
The pass mark for all training modules shall be 50% and there shall be no condoned failures.
Candidates shall be given one opportunity to redeem a failed training module. All failed training modules must be redeemed within the maximum period of candidature.
For the Ed D programme candidates are expected to redeem a failed module within 6 months of formal notification of the confirmed failed mark rather than within the maximum period of candidature. In order to be eligible to progress to part 2, the research element, candidates must pass all training modules.
Candidates who pass the training module at the second attempt/re-sit shall obtain an uncapped mark.
Failure of a training module at the second attempt shall result in the Faculty/School recommending to the Progression and Awards Board that the candidate either:
- be required to withdraw from the programme;
- be required to withdraw from the programme and the University.
Candidates who fail more than one training module shall be required to attend an interview with the programme director and Industrial/Professional representatives. If as a result of this interview the Faculty/School recommends that the candidate be withdrawn, the Progression and Awards Board will require the candidate to withdraw from the programme with immediate effect.
The results of examinations for the training element shall be viewed and approved by the Faculty/School Examining Board in the presence of the programme external examiner who shall be nominated and appointed in accordance with the procedures detailed in the Swansea University Code of Practice for External Examiners. The programme external examiner may also be responsible, or partly responsible, for other taught programmes or training elements of research programmes.
The Director of the programme shall be responsible for collating the results of the training element and presenting the results of all candidates to the Progression and Awards Board.
Candidates who are required to withdraw from the University shall be given the opportunity to appeal through the Swansea University Accuracy of Published Marks procedure or Academic Appeals procedure.