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Old 13th Jun 2008, 13:53   #31
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Since everyone is saying:

UCE in Birmingham: 40% Cap (I.T.)
Plymouth Uni: 40% Cap (I.T.)

Giving you zero when it will so adversely affect you scores is crazy!

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Old 13th Jun 2008, 13:53   #32
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 13:56   #33
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Southampton cap at 40%. That's Uni wide IIRC.

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Old 13th Jun 2008, 13:56   #34
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One of my first year exams got 0% - presumably because they lost the exam paper - but by the time I found out, I'd have had to a resit - and it was capped at 40%.

Should probably have said something, but meh.

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Old 13th Jun 2008, 13:58   #35
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I dont know much about university and the scoring system, But I know what Zero means. That sucks buddy, I hope you can appeal

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Old 13th Jun 2008, 14:12   #36
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That's a pretty bizarre system really. You would have got higher than 0% when you first failed the module so why on earth would they force you to resit in order to progress, but then give you no mark at all as opposed to the commonly accepted 40% cap, or at the very least your original marks?

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Old 13th Jun 2008, 14:19   #37
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That's a pretty bizarre system really. You would have got higher than 0% when you first failed the module so why on earth would they force you to resit in order to progress, but then give you no mark at all as opposed to the commonly accepted 40% cap, or at the very least your original marks?
I've just realised I didn't quite make it clear, that my mark is at zero, because I didn't go to the exam, so automatically got a 0. Giving me my original marks, is therefore giving me 0%. It doesn't really change the problem though, seeing as there's not any difference between me not going to the exam, and me going and getting 1%. Either way, they still aren't capping the resit at 40%.
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 14:52   #38
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capped at 40% at Nottingham Trent.

I could've sworn my mate at Nottingham Uni was capped at 40%. I don't know if it differs between the different departments though, as departments at NTU all have different policies for a variety of things.

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Old 13th Jun 2008, 14:56   #39
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Dont worry as long as you've got UCAS points the big graduate employers dont care about your degree anyway

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Old 13th Jun 2008, 15:08   #40
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Dont worry as long as you've got UCAS points the big graduate employers dont care about your degree anyway
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 15:31   #41
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In my day (So long ago it all a bit dim in my head now ) on my course at Coventry to pass a resit you had to score over 60% and the result was capped at 40%


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Old 13th Jun 2008, 15:44   #42
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40% at Reading.
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 15:44   #43
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capped at 40% at loughborough, unless you're doin an MEng course where its capped at 55%.
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 16:01   #44
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Capped at 40% at Bristol. Seems a bit harsh to give you 0 but if that was your original mark then I guess it's fair.

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Old 13th Jun 2008, 17:12   #45
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Capped at 40% at the University of Ulster. Our second year marks also didn't contribute to my degree classification (BSc Hons Computing Science), only my final year marks. Irritatingly that's also the only year I failed a module
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 17:51   #46
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Capped at 40% at Bristol. Seems a bit harsh to give you 0 but if that was your original mark then I guess it's fair.
Kinda defeats the point of being able to resit a bit though, if your grade can't move at all. Having it capped at the very minimum pass mark makes a bit more sense to me, I'd find it odd to see someone coming out of uni with a pass, but with marks below pass grade. If they're letting you resit they should at least give that, it my opinion anyhow.

And on a slight tangent, I think he said it was 0% because he didn't attend the exam for whatever reason? You could argue that if he had been at the exam he would have got a higher mark even if it was just 1%. Although then the reasons he didn't go to the exam would have to be justified a bit more.
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Kinda defeats the point of being able to resit a bit though, if your grade can't move at all. Having it capped at the very minimum pass mark makes a bit more sense to me, I'd find it odd to see someone coming out of uni with a pass, but with marks below pass grade. If they're letting you resit they should at least give that, it my opinion anyhow.

And on a slight tangent, I think he said it was 0% because he didn't attend the exam for whatever reason? You could argue that if he had been at the exam he would have got a higher mark even if it was just 1%. Although then the reasons he didn't go to the exam would have to be justified a bit more.
I don't think it would change the justification at all though, it's the overly punitive nature of only taking your first-sit mark, even after a favourable resit which would take you to 40%. I'd get a 2:2 whether I got 20% in my exams and then did re-sits, or if I got 0% and then did re-sits (under the Nottingham Uni system).

I didn't bull**** my way through an extenuating circumstances claim (which I could have done, claiming depression/drug addiction), but instead took it on my back and worked my arse off to correct my mistake. There's no rehabilitation aspect to the system as it were, and therefore there is no incentive for me to work at all in the third year. To punish in three ways: 1. Having to come back in August and resit exams (for which I had to cut short a holiday abroad), 2. Having my 2:1 target raised to 65%, AND 3. Taking all my resits at first-sit mark seems ridiculously draconian.
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sorry if this is off topic, but its not worthy of a thread in itself.

are the exams given at every uni the same exams? like a calculus module paper for example, is this the same paper nationwide? or does each uni set its own papers? or are the several exam boards like at a-level?

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Old 13th Jun 2008, 18:36   #49
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With ours (Newcastle uni) your resit mark is capped at 40% (pass) whatever you get.
same with loughborough

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sorry if this is off topic, but its not worthy of a thread in itself.

are the exams given at every uni the same exams? like a calculus module paper for example, is this the same paper nationwide? or does each uni set its own papers? or are the several exam boards like at a-level?
Each sets their own exams. (Seeing as each university runs a different course, it would be quite hard to set nationwide exams )
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sorry if this is off topic, but its not worthy of a thread in itself.

are the exams given at every uni the same exams? like a calculus module paper for example, is this the same paper nationwide? or does each uni set its own papers? or are the several exam boards like at a-level?
If that were the case then derby/wolverhampton/staffs uni would be seen as similar standard to notts(the real one not trent)/ loughborough/bath/bristol/oxbridge etc etc. A post grad with a 2:1 at oxford would be seen in the same light as someone with a 2:1 at derby in the same subject as they sat the same exam. Obviously this is not the case In real life a smaller name uni student sits a big name uni exam they fail badly.

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If that were the case then derby/wolvohampton/staffs uni would be seen as similar standard to notts(the real one not trent)/ loughborough/briston/bristol/oxbridge etc etc. A post grad with a 2:1 at oxford would be seen in the same light as someone with a 2:1 at derby in the same subject as they sat the same exam. Obviously this is not the case In real life a smaller name uni student sits a big name uni exam they fail badly.
yea thats what i was thinking, just making sure :P

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Old 13th Jun 2008, 18:59   #53
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how can it be capped at 0%? surely that means that taking the resit is totally pointless?

and at mine its capped at 40%
That's what I thought, at my uni it is also capped at 40%.

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Old 13th Jun 2008, 19:21   #54
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 20:46   #55
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capped at pass rate for lancaster i beleive
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sorry if this is off topic, but its not worthy of a thread in itself.

are the exams given at every uni the same exams? like a calculus module paper for example, is this the same paper nationwide? or does each uni set its own papers? or are the several exam boards like at a-level?
Typically, your exams will be written by your module lecturers.


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Old 13th Jun 2008, 20:54   #57
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 21:06   #58
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 21:09   #59
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 21:14   #60
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University of Bristol:

"A student will normally be expected to take a resit examination if a mark of less than 40% is obtained in the theory examination; the minimum pass mark (ie 40%) or the “higher of the two assessments if neither is a pass mark” will go forward even though a student may achieve a mark greater than the pass mark in the resit examination."

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