- May exams
- Tips on revision
- What happens at degree class borderlines?
- Appealing against examination board decisions
- Remarking exam papers
- Graduation ceremonies
- Late summer exams
- Late summer exam results and progression
- Resit and first sit exam registration is described elsewhere.
- The menu on the left provides access to additional information.
- The School of Mathematical Sciences Student Handbook provides further details starting on page 38.
- The Queen Mary Student Guide provides general information about exams; search the online version for "exam".
- See Missed exams and extenuating circumstances for information about how to report problems.
May exams 2013
Individual students’ timetables will be available by logging into MySIS. Students should check which examinations they have been entered for and report any problems before the start of the examination period to staff in the Registry/Student Administration Office, Queens’ Building, Room CB05.
Please see the College examination timetable for full details (closer to the time) and any late updates, together with other documents associated with examinations (e.g. notes for students, directions to examination rooms off campus, etc).
Which is the right examination room?
If the timetable shows more than one room for an examination then you need to check the full candidate list that will be displayed outside all the rooms shortly before each examination and shows which room each student will be in. Allow enough time immediately before the examination to check which room you should be in and to go to it. Make sure that you are looking at the candidate list for the right examination!
Queen Mary will release your exam results in the week commencing 24th June. Your results will be released via your MiSis account and you should also receive an email with your results.
Tips on revision
A lot of the guidance in Prof. Bailey's tips on revision for Introduction to Statistics applies to all modules.
What happens at degree class borderlines?
The exam board will usually consider promoting any candidate who is no more than 2% below the first or upper second class borderline or no more than 1% below the lower second or third class borderline, which is College policy from September 2010. So, for example, if a candidate's overall College mark is 58.00–59.99 we would be looking to see if their overall performance justified an upper second class degree. It is at the exam board's discretion to decide whether the candidate should be promoted and in no case is it done automatically. Rather we look at all the information we have in making a decision and the opinion of the four external examiners is very important. They will often look especially at the scripts of candidates in a borderline range.
Appealing against examination board decisions
The appeals procedure is explained on page 51 of the Queen Mary Student Guide 2011–12. Printed copies are available from the Maths Office. Further guidance, the formal regulations and appeal forms are available from the ARCS web site.
Remarking exam papers
You cannot ask to have exam papers remarked although you can ask the Chair of the Examination Board to recheck the mark processing. Beyond that, the only way to get your exam results reconsidered is to make a formal appeal, but you cannot appeal against our academic judgement. Just feeling that your results should have been better is not grounds for appeal, nor is missing a grade by one or two marks.
These are organised centrally by the College and not by departments, so if you have any queries please use the contact details in your invitation or see the College Graduation Ceremonies web site.
Mathematical Sciences resit examinations are normally synoptic, meaning that the exam contributes 100% to the re-assessment.
Students entering the first (level-4) year of their degree in 2011 or later have only one resit attempt per module. (Students who entered earlier have two resit attempts per module.)
Late summer exams 2013
Late summer examinations will take place 5–16 August 2013. Please see the College examination timetable for full details which will be updated nearer the time, together with other documents associated with examinations (e.g. notes for students, directions to examination rooms off campus, etc). Please note that "am" in the Time column of the timetable means the exam starts at 10:00 am and "pm" means the exam starts at 2:30 pm.
All first-year students who failed Mathematical Sciences examinations will automatically be entered for later summer resits, and students other than finalists who missed Mathematical Sciences examinations with good cause may be offered late summer first sits.
If you miss any late summer exams with good reason you should submit missed exam forms and evidence by 26 August 2013 (to be confirmed).
Late summer exam results and progression
Late summer exam results will be posted to students by Registry in September.
If your progression depends on late summer exam results then we will advise you as soon as possible whether you can progress if you email email@example.com from Monday 9 September onwards asking whether you are allowed to progress and include your full name and student number.