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FAQs - Supplementary Assessment Grades

Who can be offered a supplementary assessment?

A coursework student who gets a final mark of 48% or 49% in the subject must be considered for an offer of a supplementary assessment. Students who receive a final mark of 47% or below or a grade of TF may also be considered for an offer of a supplementary assessment. The factors to be taken into consideration when deciding whether a student should be offered a supplementary assessment are listed in the Supplementary Assessment Procedure.

What grade does the student receive following a supplementary assessment?

If the student successfully completes the supplementary assessment, the student will receive a final mark of 50% and the final grade PS (Pass Supplementary) regardless of the mark received for the supplementary assessment. A student who doesn't merit an offer, who does not attempt the supplementary assessment or who doesn't meet the minimum performance requirements for the supplementary assessment will receive their original mark and a Fail grade or their original Technical Fail grade.

How does SMP differentiate between deferred exams for academic consideration and supplementary exams for students who got a mark of 48-49%?

Students who are offered deferred exams or supplementary exams are differentiated in SMP by different grades. A student who has applied for and been granted academic consideration and has to do a deferred exam, administered centrally by SSD, will be given a grade of 'WD' (withheld deferred). A student who is offered a supplementary exam, administered centrally by SSD, will get a grade of 'WS' (withheld supplementary). A student who is offered another form of deferred assessment or supplementary assessment, administered by the faculty, will receive a 'WH' (withheld) grade.

Last reviewed: 23 October, 2017

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