School of Mathematics Teaching

Extensions & late submissions

Information about coursework extensions and late submissions.

Late submission of coursework

Your course Learn page should detail the submission deadlines of all assessed work.

Assessments where late submissions are not accepted

It may have been decided that for particular pieces of assessed work, late submissions are not accepted. In most cases, late submissions are not permitted for regular hand-in work worth in total less than 10% of the assessed course.  The reason for this is that we provide feedback (in the form of solutions) soon after submission for educational reasons.  In order to make some allowance for unusual circumstances, we often assess such work on the basis of “best n-1 out of n attempts” or “best n-2 out of n attempts” so that if you miss/don’t do as well on one or two hand-ins, you can still score maximum marks. 

Where an assessment does not allow for late submissions, you cannot apply for an extension and you cannot use a related Learning Adjustment.

Submissions received after the deadline will score zero.

Late Penalties - for assessments that allow late submissions

For assessments that allow late submissions, a late penalty will be applied as per Regulation 28 Taught Assessment Regulations Academic Year 2020/21.    "The penalty applied is a reduction of the mark by 5% of the maximum obtainable mark per calendar day (e.g. a mark of 65% on the common marking scale would be reduced to 60% up to 24 hours later). This applies for up to seven calendar days (or to the time when feedback is given, if this is sooner), after which a mark of zero will be given."


Please contact the course secretary if you have any questions regarding the above information. You can find the course secretary contact details via the ‘course contacts’ tab on the course Learn page.  


Extensions, Special Circumstances and Learning Adjustments

From this academic year 2020/21, you will be able to request an extension (up to seven calendar days) or apply for special circumstances via a dedicated Extensions and Special Circumstances (ESC) service. 

Students must submit their request for an extension as early as possible and this MUST be submitted before the coursework deadline. However, note that extension requests are expected to be used for short-term acute events so we would not expect to receive a request for an extension more than 2 weeks in advance of the deadline. 

Ongoing, longer term mitigating circumstances impacting your studies in general should be discussed with your Personal Tutor or your School Student Support Team and Special Circumstances submitted or a Learning Profile should be obtained.

If you wish to apply for an extension, please apply via MyEd.

If you have a Learning Adjustment and would like to use it for a piece of assessed work, click here to access a Learning Adjustment notification form. 

  • You will need to submit a separate form for each coursework extension or learning adjustment. 
  • Extensions of up to seven days may be permitted if a student can provide evidence of circumstances beyond their control which affected their ability to submit the work on time.  Examples of circumstances which would be considered as valid/invalid for coursework extensions can be found under Regulation 28 in the Taught Assessment Regulations
  • If for circumstances beyond your control your ability to complete assessed hand-ins is compromised beyond one or two hand-ins, you should submit a special circumstances form.

Please also refer to the following: