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    Sadly, I failed an exam worth 75% of a module and will be retaking. Is the retake capped at 40%? I also heard that at university when you retake an exam, the entire module is capped at 40% - is this true?
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    It's true unfortunately
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    Damn - do you know if retakes are usually over the summer?
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    (Original post by UWS)
    It's true unfortunately
    So essentially, you have to perform amazing otherwise your stuck with your grade more or less since 40% resit cap is a load of b....... imo. Surely, universities must have exempt circumstances where you can resit and earn 100% of whatever you achieve in the exam.

    Can you not resit exams such as to go from a 2:2 -> 2:1 or a 2:1 -> 1:1 class degree?

    I guess it's just a learning curve though most universities have little or no weighting in their first year and count 2nd-4th year in the overall degree classification.
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    (Original post by XxKingSniprxX)
    So essentially, you have to perform amazing otherwise your stuck with your grade more or less since 40% resit cap is a load of b....... imo. Surely, universities must have exempt circumstances where you can resit and earn 100% of whatever you achieve in the exam.

    Can you not resit exams such as to go from a 2:2 -> 2:1 or a 2:1 -> 1:1 class degree?

    I guess it's just a learning curve though most universities have little or no weighting in their first year and count 2nd-4th year in the overall degree classification.
    You'd get away with it at GCSE or A-Level where your highest mark out of the retake and the first attempt is used.

    University they expect you to get it right the first time. The only way you can resit an exam if you hadn't failed is if you have extenuating circumstances, for example you were going through a period of depression which affected your performance, that is supported by a doctors note. Otherwise, too bad
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    Damn - do you know if retakes are usually over the summer?
    Yeah retakes are usually in August
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    (Original post by UWS)
    You'd get away with it at GCSE or A-Level where your highest mark out of the retake and the first attempt is used.

    University they expect you to get it right the first time. The only way you can resit an exam if you hadn't failed is if you have extenuating circumstances, for example you were going through a period of depression which affected your performance, that is supported by a doctors note. Otherwise, too bad
    Would the exam resit 40% cap still apply if you fail a module completely and say not perform badly.

    Also, why do universities offer exam resits in August since your not allowed to resit exams e.g June exams can't be resit in August according to your suggestion unless those that are resitting in August must have completely failed in a module??? <--- is that right or? :confused:

    To fail a module what % do you need?
    1:1 = 70%
    2:1 = 60%
    2:2 = 50%
    2:3 = 40%
    so to fail you have to score below 40%?
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    (Original post by XxKingSniprxX)
    Would the exam resit 40% cap still apply if you fail a module completely and say not perform badly.

    Also, why do universities offer exam resits in August since your not allowed to resit exams e.g June exams can't be resit in August according to your suggestion unless those that are resitting in August must have completely failed in a module??? <--- is that right or? :confused:

    To fail a module what % do you need?
    1:1 = 70%
    2:1 = 60%
    2:2 = 50%
    2:3 = 40%
    so to fail you have to score below 40%?
    40% capping still applies if you failed the module.

    Failing means getting less than 40% overall.
 
 
 
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