Information for 1st & 2nd year BiM & PGE students
I will be absent for a Pod assessment, what will happen?
Assessments will take place according to a fixed schedule. The date of assessments cannot and will not be modified for individual cases.
If you are absent on the day of the assessment, you must upload your explanation for absence to your Rise profile.
According to the school rules (and as stipulated in your student handbook), you will receive a grade of zero for the assessment.
At the time of the Exam Board (at the end of the semester / year), your case may be considered by the members of the Board.
If the Board deem that the absence was for justifiable reasons, then the zero may be overturned. In this case, your grade will be recalculated based on your grades from the other Pods (or assessments).
If the Board deem that the absence was not for justifiable reasons, then the zero will be maintained.
The decision will not be made before the Exam Board takes place – you will need to wait for this date.
The Language Department does not have any impact on the decisions made.
I'm bilingual in English, do I have to follow English classes?
Yes. English classes are obligatory for all students (with the exception of certain international recruits), irrespective of nationality, mother tongue, background, previous education, etc. etc.
If English classes are scheduled on your timetable, they are obligatory - without exception.
Activities in Way Up! language classes are created so that everyone can benefit in one way or another. There is always a new skill (hard or soft) to be learnt or perfected.
I want to change my second language, what should I do?
Second languages are not 'optional' and Rennes SB is not able to offer a 'choice' of second language.
It is not possible to "change" your second language.
Students automatically follow the second language which they learnt in their previous studies (and international recruits who do not speak French will follow French classes).
Beginner classes are not available in second languages, with the exception of beginner Chinese.
This exception is only applied when students do not already have a 'second language'. In this case, the student is enrolled in beginner Chinese class.