If you have not received an outcome for your extenuation claim by your assessment deadline there are several options available to you;
- If your work has reached a point where you believe it is of an acceptable quality to submit, you could submit your work by your assessment deadline. Please note, however, that if your work achieves a pass mark, then this is the mark that will be recorded for you for this assessment. You will not be allowed another attempt to submit your work and improve your mark, even if your extenuation claim is successful and the mark you received is less than what you would usually achieve.
- You could also choose to submit your work within 24 hours of the initial assessment deadline, and it will be accepted and marked, although it will incur a 5% deduction to the mark, regardless of whether or not your extenuation claim is accepted.
- Your third option is to submit your work within seven days of your assessment deadline. A successful extenuation claim gives you an additional seven days within which to submit and have your work marked without penalty. You can submit your work within this period via the ‘extenuation’ or ‘seven day’ (or similarly-worded) link on Turnitin in your Moodle account on the assumption that your extenuation claim will be accepted (If this link is not appearing on Moodle, contact your module leader immediately to let them know).
If your claim ends up being successful, then your work will be accepted and marked. If your extenuation claim is not accepted, then your work will record a ‘NS’ (non-submission), you will receive a mark of zero and you will move to your next assessment opportunity (your mark will be capped at the resit).
If your extenuation claim related to your initial submission deadline, then this will mean your resit attempt. If it related to your resit submission, then the next assessment opportunity will likely need to be accessed by repeating the module.
All of the above options have certain risks to them and you will need to consider which is the best one for you
given your circumstances, taking into account how ready you are to submit your work, how much of an impact a lower mark might have on your overall average and how strong you believe your extenuation claim to be.
All students are given a second opportunity to submit their work if they are not able to submit (or submit but fail) at their initial attempt (up to a limit of four attempts).
You do not need your extenuation application accepted to access this; however, your mark will be capped at the pass mark if you do not have extenuation granted.