Four interim exams
There will be four interim exams of 40 minutes. These will focus on (but not be restricted to) the vocabulary and grammar introduced since the previous exam. Students should be aiming to achieve upwards of 70% in these exams.
The exams during the course are held in Week 6 of Term 1, in Weeks 1 and 6 of Term 2, and Week 1 of Term 3. These are generally held on a Monday morning. Precise details will be given early on in the first term.
Please note the following:
- If you do not sit the exam at this time, you cannot sit it at a later date and you get 0%.
- If you are too ill to sit the exam, university regulations require you to provide a medical note from your GP confirming that you were unfit to sit the exam on that day. Suitable allowance will be made in calculating your module score.
- All exams require you to bring your university card to confirm your identity.
- It is inadvisable to travel back on the morning of an exam.
The two hour exam will contain passages for translation and/or comprehension which have not been seen previously, and a separate section with questions actively testing knowledge of accidence and syntax. Words that cannot be easily deduced will be glossed.
Passing the module
For first year students, this is a core module. If you do not achieve a mark of 40% overall in the five exams, then you will be required to resit an examination in the first week of September. If you do not pass in September, you will be required to withdraw from the University.
Non-first years cannot resit but carry the mark that they gain. Their unseen and/or comprehension questions will be marked on the university's 20 point scale.