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One thousand University of York students required to resit exams in August 2018

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Over one thousand students were required to return to the University of York in August 2018 to resit academic assessments, The Yorker can report.

1106 students were expected to return to campus to sit examinations during the month of August this year. This represents approximately 6.5% of the taught student population, numbering 17,137.

The number of students resitting their exams this year as a proportion of the total number of students at the University is higher than the proportion of the 2016/2017 academic year. 942 students returned to campus in August 2017 to resit their exams, representing approximately 5.8% of the 16,247 taught students at the University.

A University spokesperson told The Yorker:

There has been a 0.7% increase in the number of students taking exams during the resit period.  This is a small increase. However it will be considered by the University’s Standing Committee on Assessment as part of its routine review of examination related data during the 2018/19 academic year.

2266 examinations were scheduled in August 2018, compared to 1844 examinations in August 2017. The Yorker is unable to confirm the number of students who fulfilled their requirement to attend their August examination resits.

Over the past five years, the number of students enrolled at the University of York has increased by around two thousand.