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First Sits

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On recommendation from the Mitigating Circumstances Panel, the Board of Examiners may permit students who are absent from an examination or missed a coursework submission with good reason to take the examination/submit coursework as a first attempt in the August assessment period.

Students should note that for full year course units taken as a first sit, the August assessment may include material from both semesters.

The mark obtained in these first sit examinations will be weighted with any coursework component mark gained for the course unit, if applicable. 

There will be no opportunity for a resit within the academic year if a student is absent from or fails the first sit examination in the August assessment period. 

Normal compensation rules apply to August first sit examinations/assessment.

The mark obtained in first sit examinations/assessment will be used to calculate the average for the year and progression to the next level.