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FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011

EXAMINATIONS

Students should familiarise themselves with the current Examination Regulations as stated in the uwi exAminAtion regulAtions for first Degrees, AssoCiAte Degrees, DiplomAs AnD CertifiCAtes booklet. This booklet is issued to students along with his/her examination card before the start of the examination period.

1.

A course may be examined by one or more of the following: written examination, oral tests, coursework, or any other method or combination of methods approved by Senate.

2.

In some cases an examination consisting of one written paper is held at the end of the semester. In others there is a coursework component. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that coursework is submitted by the required date. Students who fail to meet this requirement will receive no marks.

[Note: Students reading History courses should note that those who do not pass at least one of the questions in the final examination will be deemed to have failed the course. Students reading courses in Literatures in English should note that they must pass each component (i.e. coursework and final examination) in order to qualify for a pass overall.]

3.

A student failing a course that is not compulsory may substitute another course in a subsequent semester or may repeat the failed course.

4.

In order for a student’s registration to be deemed completed, his/her financial obligations to the University must have been fulfilled.

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Registration for a course constitutes registration for the examinations in that course.

6.

A student who has registered for a course but who wishes to withdraw from that course must de-register online (via CHOL) not later than the Friday of the second teaching week of the semester (see the ACADemiC CAlenDAr on p. 10 for deadline dates).

7.

A student who does not sit the examination in a course for which he or she is registered is deemed to have failed that examination unless permission to withdraw has been

LEVEL II STUDENTS

  • 10.

    (a) No student shall be permitted to register for Level II courses before completing the Level I programme unless that student is simultaneously registered to complete those courses.

    • (b)

      It is the student’s duty to ensure that he/she has the necessary prerequisites for the Level II courses for which he/she is registering. Any registration in breach of in breach of prerequisite requirements will be invalid.

LEVEL III STUDENTS

  • 11.

    (a) No student shall be permitted to register for Level III courses before completing the Level I and Level II courses unless the student is simultaneously registered to complete those courses.

    • (b)

      A student who fails a Level III course, that is not compulsory, may either repeat it or substitute another Level III course.

  • 12.

    (a) Exemption or credit in respect of courses done elsewhere or during a previous UWI studentship will not apply to Caribbean Studies.

    • (b)

      Registration for Caribbean Studies or approved substitutes must take into consideration the rule on the maximum permissible load.

  • (c)

    . The responsibility in respect of prerequisites applies as at (9b) above.

    • 13.

      A student may seek permission from the Dean to take two extra Level II/III courses for credit (taking into account that honours will be assessed on the Level II and Level III courses). Permission will be granted only if the extra courses harmonise with the Major for which the student is registered

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