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BSc IV and V students - 2nd semester Examination 2012-13

May 2, 2013

To: All BSc IV and V students, 

2nd Semester Examination 2012-13

With the end of semester examinations approaching, I wish to draw your attention to the following issues: 

(A) Announcement of examination results

Examination grades for BSc and BSc(ActuarSc) of all years are expected to be announced via the SIS on July 4, 2013 from 4 pm. 

(B) Illness during the examination period

1. A candidate who is unable because of illness to be present for any paper in the examination or who believes that the state of his/her health either immediately before or during the examination has significantly affected his/her performance should 

(a) write to the Examinations Secretary immediately setting out the case; and 

(b) arrange to submit a Form of Medical Certificate. The candidate should complete Part I and then give or send the form to the attending doctor with a request that it be completed within 2 days of the date of the examination concerned and sent by the attending doctor direct to the Director, University Health Service. The completed Form must reach the Director of the University Health Service not later than 14 days after the date of examination. The Form of Medical Certificate could be downloaded from http://www.hku.hk/exam/ or obtained from the Examinations Unit, 10/F, Knowles Building. 

2. The Board of Examiners (the Board) only considers the University’s Form of Medical Certificate with Parts I, II & III duly completed. Students must ensure that the Form, with Parts I & II completed, be sent to the Director of the University Health Service not later than 14 days after the date of the examination of the course concerned. Late submissions will not be considered. 

3. Only those students who are permitted by the Board to take a special make-up examination will be individually informed of such an outcome. The Department will arrange the special examination as early as practicable, in consultation with the student concerned. Other students who are absent from examinations are not permitted to take the special make-up examinations will result in an automatic failure in the examination component. 

(C) Appeal of Examination Results

All examination papers are carefully marked by examiners and the results are duly approved by the Board of Examiners. The University’s position is that student appeals against examination results which are academic judgments are disallowed. However if students who wish to apply for checking of procedural irregularity or technical error of the assessment result should fill in an application form and send it to the Faculty Office within 14 days after the examination results are announced, i.e. on or before July 18, 2013, if the examination results are announced on July 4, 2013. Applications received after that date will not be considered. The application fee is HK$200 for each assessment result to be checked. Students have to submit one application form for each of the course to be checked together with the receipt of fee payment to the Faculty Office. Application sent by email will not be accepted. For details, please refer to the website: http://www.scifac.hku.hk/ug/current/exam/appeal

(D) Unsatisfactory Performance

Please be reminded that students who do not perform satisfactorily may be required to discontinue from their studies in accordance with regulation Sc10 and General Regulation G11. 

Sc10 Candidates who have passed less than 36 credits of courses in any academic year or obtained a Semester or Year GPA of 1.2 or below may be required to discontinue their studies in accordance with General Regulation G12. 

G11 Unsatisfactory performance or progress:

A student whose performance at examinations or in coursework or in such class tests as may be held from time to time is unsatisfactory, or in the case of a higher degree student whose progress is unsatisfactory, may be required by the Senate (a) to discontinue his studies,… 

I wish you luck at the examinations. 

(Miss) Venus Chu
Assistant Registrar
Faculty of Science 

May 2, 2013