What is a waiver of capping of marks and how can I apply? - Hot Topic

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If you were unable to attend an examination or did not pass an examination/assessment, you are automatically registered for the Autumn Supplemental/Repeat exams.

In normal circumstances, if a student has to repeat an examination/assessment the marks are capped for that examination at 40% or 50% (depending on the pass standard of the module) This means that no matter what 'actual' mark you achieve, 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 prevented you from attending an examination or affected your performance in an examination, you can apply for a Waiver of capping of marks for a resulting Supplemental/Repeat exam. To apply, you have to wait until your results have been finalised at Spring or Summer Examination Boards depending on your programme and you need to apply within 2 weeks of the date your finalised results are released.

See Results Release dates

Please note that where you have been found to have breached exam regulations for a module, you are ineligible for a Waiver of capping of marks for that module's Supplemental/Repeat year examination. 
For more information and to access the online application form, see Examinations - Mitigation


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Last Updated: Jun 25th 2022 - Keywords: mitigation   waiver of capping   cap waiver   marks   application     - Views: 1369

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