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Assessment, Examination and Award of Distinction

Assessment, Examination and Award of Distinction

University Assessment Policy

“University Assessment Policy” paper approved by the Senate (document 335/215 amended)

Faculty Policy and Protocol on Handling Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a serious academic offence. The Faculty of Arts upholds the principle that plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and any student found plagiarizing is liable to disciplinary action in addition to failing the assessment concerned. Please read the following webpage on "plagiarism" for details.

Grading System

Candidates shall be assessed for each of the courses for which they have registered, and assessment may be conducted in any combination of coursework and/or written examinations. Only satisfactorily completed courses will earn credits.

(a) For courses with letter grades:

Grade

Standard

Grade Point

A+

Excellent

4.3

A  

4.0

A- 

3.7

B+

Good

3.3

B  

3.0

B- 

2.7

C+

Satisfactory

2.3

C  

2.0

C- 

1.7

D+

Pass

1.3

D  

1.0

F  

Fail

0

(b) For courses graded as "Pass", "Fail" or "Distinction", they will not be included in the calculation of the GPA.
 

For details, please refer to the REGULATIONS FOR TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE CURRICULA (Regulation TPG 9).

Grade Expectations

Click here to view the general expectations of student performance in the Faculty of Arts.

Procedures for Checking of Assessment Results of Taught Courses

Click here for details.

Matters Related to Examinations

Please refer to the website of the Examinations Office for details.
 

Absence from Written Examination

"Absence from examination

24.     If for any reason you have been unable to attend for any paper in an examination you must, within 14 days of the absence, write to the Examinations Secretary at the Registry giving reasons for your absence.


 

25.     If you are unable because of illness to be present for any paper in the examination or if you believe that your state of health either immediately before or during the examination has significantly affected your performance, you should complete Part I of the Form of Medical Certificate and then give or send this form to your doctor with a request that Part II of the form be completed by the doctor within 2 days of the date of the examination concerned. The completed form should be sent by the doctor direct to the Director, University Health Service and must reach him/her not later than 14 days after the examination."

(Extracted from the website of the Examinations Office.)

Failure

Failed courses are recorded on the transcript with an F grade. Failed credits do not count toward the fulfilment of the credit requirement of the TPG curriculum. Failed grades are included in the calculation of the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), Year GPA (YGPA) and Cumulative GPA (CGPA) and will be taken into account when determining the award of ‘Distinction’ for the overall performance in a curriculum.

Discontinuation of Studies

Candidates whose academic performance is unsatisfactory may be recommended for discontinuation of studies according to the regulation specified for a particular curriculum.  Please refer to the Regulations of your curriculum for details.

Classification of Awards

On successful completion of a curriculum, candidates who have shown exceptional merit may be awarded a mark of distinction in accordance with the curriculum regulations, where applicable. Click here for the criteria for the award of ‘Distinction’.

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