What does cap waiver mean?

The actual mark you achieve in a repeat exam or assessment is normally 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 you had mitigating circumstances/grounds which affected your performance in an examination, you can apply for a waiver of capping of marks for a resulting Supplemental/Repeat examination. To apply, you have to wait until your results have been finalised at Spring or Summer Examination Boards, depending on your programme.


Where there has been a breach of examination regulations for a module, you are ineligible to apply for a Waiver of capping of marks for a Supplemental/Repeat year examination. 


For more information, see Examinations - Mitigation

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