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Tests and examinations

Check the relevant test- and examination dates at the beginning of the year and make a note of these dates. The venues where and times when tests are to be written, will be announced beforehand in class, posted onto WebCT and be published on the ground floor in the Schumann Building. Students who are allowed extra time or any other concessions for exams, must contact Mrs Gelderblom in room 506 at least three days before each test if they also need these concessions for the test. No food or drink will be allowed in the test venue, and no one will be allowed to leave the room and return to carry on writing without a medical certificate.

All test and examination results will be published on the ground floor in the Schumann Building. No marks will be made available to individual students before the official release of the results. Only examination results of students who have paid their student fees will be placed on the university's web page at www.mymaties.com. Students can also phone 083 1237 777 to get their examination marks. No results will be made available telephonically by the department.

You may query the assessment of both your test and examination papers after you have read the test or exam feedback on WebCT. (Normally within the first week after results become available and/or the first week of the new term or semester). The department will make information available as to where and when examination scripts can be viewed. Written applications for the amendment of marks should be handed in during the period as announced by the department. No queries or discussions will be allowed after this period. If you want to have your exam papers remarked, an application must be handed in at the examination department.

The University makes provision for two, and only two, equivalent examinations after the completion of each module for which an examination is required. The two examinations for a module are known as the first and the second examination opportunities. A student who qualifies to write the examination, must write the first examination for the relevant module. If the first examination is not written due to a valid reason (e.g. illness) the relevant documents must be handed in at the examination office.

Four examinations are scheduled, namely:

  • The June examination (first opportunity), when the first examination in the modules of the first semester will be written.
  • The June examination (second opportunity), when the second examination of first semester modules will be written.
  • The November examination (first opportunity), when the first examination of second semester modules and year modules will be written.
  • The November examination (second opportunity), when the second examination of second semester modules and year modules will be written.

A student who writes and fails examination 1, but obtains a final mark of 40, may also write the second examination. There are, however, no further examinations after the second examination. The implication of this is that no medical condition or any other reason may be presented in order to negotiate the writing of a further examination (after the second examination opportunity). Results published after an examination are final and no marks will be changed. Students may only apply at the Examination Department at Central Administration for the remark of a paper.

Each student is expected to write a certain number of tests during the semester/year. The department schedules one test more than the required number that must be written for a module. The last test covers the work of the whole semester/year, while the other tests cover specific parts of the work only. This test is for students that missed a previous test due to illness or some other extraordinary circumstances. Medical certificates are only needed if you miss more than one test opportunity, but then for each test that was missed. For first semester modules medical certificates must be handed in on 12 May and for second semester and year modules the hand-in date is 20 October. Test and exams may not be written in pencil, only in pen.

Prerequisites

The prerequisites for each module are shown on each module page.

  • A prerequisite pass module (PP) is a module which students must have passed before they are allowed to take the module(s) for which it is a prerequisite pass module.
  • A prerequisite module (P) is a module in which students must have achieved a class mark of at least 40, or a final mark of at least 40 in the case of a module subject to continuous assessment, before they are allowed to take the module for which it is a prerequisite module.
  • A correquisite module (C) is a module which students must take in the same academic year as the module for which it is a corequisite, or in an earlier academic year.

No qualification will be awarded unless the candidate has passed all the relevant prerequisite and corequisite modules.

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