The term referral is used when you have not met the pass criteria of a module and have to undertake re-assessment before the start of the next academic year in order to progress to the next stage of your course or gain your final award.
It's worth noting that:
- Referred assessments can include anything from exams and coursework to in-class tests or practical assessments.
- Referrals for standard September start programmes are normally taken over the summer.
- You will normally only be required to undertake referred assessment(s) in the element(s) that has been failed
- The referred work will normally assess all the learning outcomes for the failed element of assessment. For example the coursework element may comprise two assessments. Failure in the element may be due to failure in only one assessment, however the referral work will normally re-assess the learning outcomes of both components.