Academic mitigation for academic year 2020-21
Changes to SP-coding
SP-coding is not available for modules taken in academic year 2021-22 onward. The information below on SP-coding is retained for archiving purposes. However, the S-coding scheme remains available, subject to School approval. Appropriate evidence of circumstances is required, and alternative options such as extensions or deferral will usually be preferred.
If you were eligible to request SP-coding for modules completed in semester 2 of academic year 2019-20 and in academic year 2020-21, according to the information below, you will be contacted when you are eligible to graduate. You will have the opportunity to request SP-coding for eligible module grades, subject to the credit limits specified below, and to remove previous SP-coding.
In semester 2 of academic year 2019-20, two major academic adjustments were introduced to mitigate for effects of the pandemic on students’ ability to study effectively. One reduced the threshold for entry to certain Honours programmes, while the other aimed to reduce the impact of any reduction in grades on students’ degree classifications, whilst at the same time reporting academically secure grades and retaining the value of your effort towards the module grades reported on your degree transcript.
It had been hoped that such measures would not be necessary in 2020-21, but this position has been reviewed in response to recent tightening of pandemic-related restrictions. It has now been decided to offer similar adjustments in 2020-21.
If you are studying towards an MBChB, these changes may not apply to you: you should refer to any specific guidance provided by your School.
If you have questions about how these measures will affect you, you can contact the Students’ Association at firstname.lastname@example.org for independent advice on the process. Note that the Students’ Association has no role in decision making on S/SP-coding.