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For the formal exams at the end of each of the first two years, you will normally have one chance to resit. If there are special circumstances (such as extended illness or domestic problems) the School may allow you a second resit; but normally if you fail one of these exams twice you will not be able to stay on the course. Failure is not common, because college tutors are usually good at spotting students in difficulty and arranging extra help; and there will certainly be additional help from the School if you are in difficulties. Continuous staged assessment is a distinguishing feature of the last two years of the course, and if you fail them you will normally be offered an opportunity to resit; however, if you are failing assessments repeatedly the School will wish to discuss your progress and, where appropriate, try to arrange help for you.