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Changes to policy and curriculum

Additional Assessment Policy

In March 2024, The Open University published the Additional Assessment Policy for the first time.

The policy explains Additional Assessments, which may be offered after the end of the module but before a module result outcome can be awarded. An Additional Assessment is an extra piece of assessment that you may be offered on a module if the Module Results Panel isn’t clear about what module outcome to award you.

Additional Assessments were formerly known as a Viva or a Viva-Voce at The Open University.