An undergraduate or postgraduate student who completes all of the requirements for a Business School award except for a fail result in a business course or courses in the current term will be granted the opportunity to sit an alternate exam / assessment. An alternate exam will be the typical assessment granted.

Failed final term supplementary assessments are only awarded to those students who fail the final/major assessment task in the course. 

Students eligible for this alternate exam will be notified in writing to their Zmail account.

Granting of this opportunity is subject to the following provisions:

  • For courses with a composite mark, the option is only open to those students whose mark in the course in question is 40 or above.
  • If a student obtains a pass result in the alternate task they can only receive a maximum mark and grade of 50 PS for the course unless they have a pre-existing special consideration application for the course in which case there is no restriction on the final mark and grade.
  • The option is available for courses graded Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory or Pass / Fail.
  • The option is available in both single and dual award programs. 

Attendance at a Supplementary exam

Students must make themselves available to attend the Supplementary exam. If you are ill or are prevented from attending by circumstances beyond your control, you must submit a Special Consideration application as soon as possible and inform the Exams team.

Examples of situations where a student will not be given an opportunity to sit an alternate exam / assessment:

  • The current term is not the student’s final term for their program, e.g. student is in their penultimate term.
  • The student’s composite mark for the course is less than 40.
  • The student has failed multiple courses, however their composite mark is less than 40 in one of their failed courses.