What is waiver of capping?

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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).


In academic year 2020/2021, under UCC's No Academic Disadvantage policy, marks will not be capped in the Autumn supplemental or re-sit assessments (except where there has been a breach of examination regulations).

You do not need to apply for a waiver of capping in academic year 2020/2021.

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Last Updated: Apr 20th 2021 - Keywords: mitigation   waiver of capping   cap waiver   - Views: 703

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