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Information about what to expect and what you need to do after your exam.

Examination Allowances

It is very important that any examination candidate who

  1. finds that his or her preparation for the examination is seriously hindered
  2. withdraws from the examination or is absent from part of the examination
  3. completes it under a disability

informs his or her Tutor of the fact and of the full circumstances whatever the cause, at the earliest possible moment.

If a candidate for any University examination, except one for which the candidates are required to be Graduate Students or one leading to the M.B., B.Chir. Degree or the Vet. M. B. Degree, is absent from the whole or part of an examination because of illness or other grave cause, and either fails or underperforms as a consequence, the University Council may, after receiving proof of that cause and evidence of his or her attainments (e.g. supervisors' reports):

  1. allow the candidate the examination;
  2. allow the candidate one, or where that is consistent with the regulations for the Ordinary B.A. Degree, two Ordinary Examinations;
  3. declare the candidate to have attained the honours standard (this allowance is given only when the candidate would, if successful in the examination, have been declared by the Examiners to have attained the honours standard).

If you have passed the examination but have been awarded a class that is demonstrably lower than justified by your academic record, including supervisor's reports, the Council may withdraw your name from the class list and declare you to have deserved honours.

If a candidate has missed or under-performed in a relatively small part of an examination on account of illness or other grave cause, the Council may authorise the Examiners to classify them on the basis of their performance in only those parts of the examination which they took without handicap. In this way the original outcome of your examination may be improved. The Examiners may only do so if they judge you to have performed at the standard of a higher class in the majority of the examination.

Where a candidate becomes ill or has severe extenuating circumstances preventing them from completing the year and taking their examinations the Council may grant leave to disregard terms for the purpose of standing to enable them to go out of residence and take the examination the following year. The University's policy is not to repeat years and where a student has completed two thirds of the academic year the Council would not normally grant leave to disregard terms for the purpose of standing. The Council delegates decisions on these matters to its Standing Committee on Applications.

Examination Review Procedure

If you believe that an error occurred during the examination process that has affected your examination results, you can submit an Examination Review form within 28 days of your Examination Results being published on your student record.  You can find more information about the Examination Review Procedure on this webpage: http://www.studentcomplaints.admin.cam.ac.uk/examination-reviews

 

Class Lists (Withholding Names)

There is provision for students to have their name withheld from the Class List. Only their Tutor may submit an application on their behalf to the University's Applications Committee. Applications will only be considered where there is demonstrable evidence of medical or other exceptional extenuating circumstances showing that publication would be likely to seriously endanger their health or well-being. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and at least 10 days before the publication of the Class List. Therefore students should contact their Tutors as soon as possible should they wish to have their name withheld.

The Tutor will inform students if their application is successful, although the omission of their name could result in them receiving their result slightly later than other students. If their name is withheld from the Class List and they have been awarded a prize in connection with the examination their name will not be published as prizewinner.

 

Exam Results

The Class List Publication Dates-shows the expected publication dates for each subject. Your results also appear in your CamSIS self-service page and are posted on the Senate House noticeboard {located outside the Senate House} on the day of publication.

Your complete breakdown will be available on CamSIS around mid-July and you will receive further feedback from your DoS. After you graduate, you will receive a complete official transcript of your entire three or four years’ exams.