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How We Grade You

Your assessment is divided into two parts:

  1. Continuous assessment, which means that a certain proportion of your grade is awarded for work done throughout each semester. This work is in the form of tests, assignments, and laboratory reports. The percentage of the total marks for continuous assessment varies from 40 percent to 50 percent, depending on the nature of the course.
  2. Final Examination assessment, which means that examinations are held at the end of each semester and have a value of between 50 percent or 60 percent of your final total marks.

In the Preliminary Program, the continuous assessment aspect is vigorously regulated by the RMI-USP Program staff, who grade all assignments, tests, and examinations.

In the Foundation Program, the College of Foundation Studies at USP in Suva, Fiji, sets all assignments and tests. The assignments are graded locally by the Program staff to ensure immediate feedback and assistance, including one-on-one tutorials.

Foundation Program Final Examinations are set by the Course Coordinators at the College of Foundation Studies Unit in Suva, Fiji. USP students all over the Pacific region take the same examinations, which are then sent back to USP in Suva for grading. The grades are then returned to the RMI-USP Program for compilation of final grades.

Students must sit the final examination.

Grades are awarded solely on your academic performance.

Note: Science courses require laboratory work and you will need to  complete at least three quarters of all labs before being allowed to take your final examination.


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