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Is it true that if you are retaking an exam, you get capped 40% because the questions will be very similar or just worded differently?
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is this any exam in the world or a specific one ?
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is this any exam in the world or a specific one ?
I wasn’t at uni for my January exam, so I get to retake it in May, just an exam for one of my modules. I’ve heard that they will use the questions from the jan paper but alter them. I would like to know if that’s true
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I wasn’t at uni for my January exam, so I get to retake it in May, just an exam for one of my modules. I’ve heard that they will use the questions from the jan paper but alter them. I would like to know if that’s true
how come u didn't show up first time
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I think this can depend on the university. Did you just skip it in January, or have some sort of mitigating circumstance? If the former then I have heard that many unis cap at 40%. This is fair as you get months more time to revise and friends who could tell the questions to you.
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I wasn’t at uni for my January exam, so I get to retake it in May, just an exam for one of my modules. I’ve heard that they will use the questions from the jan paper but alter them. I would like to know if that’s true
University resits are usually capped at 40% - there's no particular reason for it apart from to teach students to turn up for their exams at the first sitting.

Afaict university exams vary from year to year less than public exams like A levels do - so if you can get any past papers to practice on that'd probably be a really good thing to do.
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University resits are usually capped at 40% - there's no particular reason for it apart from to teach students to turn up for their exams at the first sitting.

Afaict university exams vary from year to year less than public exams like A levels do - so if you can get any past papers to practice on that'd probably be a really good thing to do.
Yess and that’s fine that it’s getting capped, what I wanted to know was whether I will get similar questions on similar topics to the paper from January, because I’ve heard that’s why they are capped 40% due to being given differently worded questions
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