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What does cap waiver mean?


The actual mark you achieve in a repeat exam or assessment is capped at 40% or 50% (depending on the pass standard of the module). This means that no matter what mark you achieve (the “actual” mark), a maximum of 40% or 50% will be used to calculate your overall result for the year. The actual mark will be recorded on your student record (academic transcript).

If documented circumstances impacted on your performance in an exam or assessment at the first sitting, you can apply for a waiver of capping. This means that the actual mark you achieve in a repeat exam or assessment will be used to calculate your overall result for the year, and will not be capped. To apply for a waiver of capping, use the Mitigation Application Form – Waiver of Capping.

You cannot apply for waiver of capping in February when you receive provisional results from Semester 1 - you must wait until your results have been approved by an exam board in May/June.

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Last Updated: Dec 4th 2019 - Keywords: mitigation   waiver of capping   cap waiver   - Views: 109

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