Exams

FORMAT OF THE PAPER

ONE paper is scheduled to be written at the end of the semester. The examination paper is a CLOSED-BOOK paper with about 60% multiple choice questions and 40% written questions. The type of questions are similar (take note not the same) to those in the three assignments.


EXAMINATION DATE

Final dates for the examination will be confirmed later in the year. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure of the final dates. Final dates can be found on the SOL main page https://sol.unisa.ac.za - follow the link to Examination Time Table. The following is the PRELIMINARY date for the exams: 7 June (semester 1) and 5 November (semester 2)

There is NO supplementary examination for students who misses the exams. Students who miss the papers will have to re-enroll for the next course to be able to write the exams at the end of the next semester. However, this is not an automatic procedure, students have to enroll as though they enroll for the first time. UNISA requires an average mark of 50% for a pass.


DURATION OF EXAMINATION

The scheduled duration of each paper is 3 hours.


HOW MANY CHANCES ARE THERE TO WRITE EXAMS FOR THIS COURSE?

This course has only ONLY ONE examination per semester. No supplementary papers are available for students who did not write the examination at the end of their course.

According to University regulations, students MUST write their examinations in the academic semester that they are enrolled for. This means that a student who has for example submitted all assignments in the first semester of 2004, but for some reason miss the exams, CANNOT sit for the examination in November 2004. Only REGISTERED students may write examinations, and if a student misses the dates for the exams in June 2004, he or she has to re-register (pay registration fees) again in July 2004 to be eligible to write the examination.

Unfortunately, NO special arrangements are made for candidates who cannot write the exam. The only assistance we can offer to students who miss the exam dates, is to give rebate on registration fees for the next year. Please take note, that this is not an automatic arrangement, but students who cannot write their exams must make special arrangements with the lecturers in this regard.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO WRITE EXAMS

You must please keep the following documentation safely and take it along to the examination venue:
Registration letter (you will receive this early in the year - it contains your student number as well as the courses that you are enrolled for.)
Examination letter from the Registrar (you should receive a letter, usually in September, from the Examinations Department, confirming your exam dates and venue).

Unisa depends on the public postal system, so it unfortunately happens that post that is sent out, do not reach their destinations in time. If you have not received the above documentation by mid September, it is YOUR responsibility to contact UNISA (you can contact our secretary at havene@unisa.ac.za or (012) 4296089).

You must also take your ID book or Passport along the examinations venue.


EXAMINATIONS VENUE

When you registered for this course, you have also indicated which Unisa examination venue which you find the most convenient. Should you move, or want to change this, you must do so BEFORE the end of March (semester 1) or July (semester 2) by contacting the Examination Department for all venue enquiries at (012) 429 4155

You must make sure before the date of the exams where the physical location of your examination venue is. So, to put your nerves at ease, please avoid driving over to the examination venue for the first time on the day of the examinations.


FINAL COURSE MARK

For this certificate course, ALL students have automatic entrance to the examination. The final mark is the examination mark.


EXAMINATION RESULTS

According to Unisa regulations, we (the lecturers) may NOT distribute or publish any examination marks. Unisa has ONE central office, namely the Examination Department, that publishes all marks. Results are usually available towards the middle of July (semester 1) or middle of December (semester 2). Please keep an eye on your SOL web page for results. Results are also available by phoning 0831234.