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A module result may be condoned at the discretion of the University Assessment Board where the failure is only by a small margin. This means the mark achieved is retained, but credit is awarded.

If CD appears next to a mark in the Confirmed Grade column in your Statement of Results this signifies that the mark has been condoned by the University Assessment Board. Condonation 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 prohibit condonement. The marks achieved in a condoned 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 it may be that condonation will been offered as an option. If you have not exhausted all the reassessment opportunities and do not want to accept the condonation you must notify the assessment team (Assessment@cumbria.ac.uk) that you would rather undertake reassessment for a maximum pass mark (40% undergraduate or 50% postgraduate). This must be done within 10 working days of release of your results.

There is a limit of 20 credits per 120 credits at each level. Condonation does not apply to 30 credit modules, and may not be possible in certain programmes such as the Faculty of Health & Science ‘continuing and professional development’ framework.

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