If the failure is only by a small margin. This means the mark achieved is retained, but credit is awarded.
If CP appears next to a mark in the Confirmed Grade column in your Statement of Results this signifies that the mark has been compensated by the University Assessment Board.
Compensation can take place for marks between 35% and 39% (for undergraduate) and 45% and 49% (for postgraduate programmes) for modules that are not core or for which professional body requirements do not prohibit compensation.
The marks achieved in a compensated module are not altered and for classified undergraduate degrees at level 5 and level 6 marks will carry forward to any classification calculation (level 4 and level 5 for foundation degrees and target DipHE awards).
If a student has not exhausted all the reassessment opportunities for that module, provided that they have submitted for reassessment, it may be that condonation will be offered.
Compensation can be considered for a Maximum of 40 credits at Level 3 and Level 4 and 20 credits at Level 5, Level 6 and Level 7. Compensation may not be possible in certain programmes such as the Health & Wellbeing ‘continuing and professional development’ framework and may be restricted by validation or professional body requirements.