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Oxford University Gazette, 25 February 2010: Examinations and Boards

Changes in Regulations

With the approval, where appropriate, of the Education Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards will come into effect on 12 March.

1 Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

Honour School of Biological Sciences and Honour School of Geology

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 67, ll. 16–18, delete 'except the Honour School of Physics (three-year course)' and substitute 'except the Honour School of Biological Sciences, the Honour School of Geology, and the Honour School of Physics (three-year course)'.


2 Medical Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Experimental Psychology

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 255, l. 12, delete 'Michaelmas Term of the following academic year' and substitute 'the Long Vacation of the same academic year as the original examination. The highest mark that can be awarded to a candidate retaking the examination is a Pass.'


(b) Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 442, l. 16, delete 'Michaelmas Term of the following academic year' and substitute 'the Long Vacation of the same academic year as the original examination. The highest mark that can be awarded to a candidate retaking the examination is a Pass.'


(c) Bachelor of Medicine

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 931, delete cl. 4 and renumber existing cll. 5–9 as 4–8 respectively.

2 Ibid, ll. 31–32, delete 'may offer one, two, three, or four subjects at one examination' and substitute: 'must offer all four subjects at one examination, provided that a candidate who has failed at his or her first attempt in any subject or subjects may offer subject 8 or any Part or Parts of subjects 5, 6, or 7 at a subsequent examination (in accordance with clause 5 above)'.

3 Ibid., pp. 932–5, renumber existing cll. 10–22 as 9–21 respectively.

4 Ibid., p. 932, l. 2, delete 'Director of Pre-clinical Studies' and substitute 'Medical Sciences Board'.

5 Ibid., l. 4, delete 'Part I' and substitute 'Parts I and II'.

6 Ibid., ll. 5–6, delete 'and in Part II of the First Examination on more than three occasions,'.

7 Ibid., l. 7, delete 'Director of Pre-clinical Studies' and substitute 'Medical Sciences Board'.

8 Ibid., ll. 14–15, delete 'as agreed by the candidate's society and by the Director of Pre-Clinical Studies' and substitute 'at the discretion of the Board of Examiners following application from the candidate's society'.

9 Ibid., l. 22, delete 'candidate's first attempt' and substitute 'first scheduled opportunity and the candidate's first attempt, except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Board of Examiners following application from the candidate's society'.


(d) First Examination for BM

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 948, l. 8, delete 'a two-hour paper'.

2 Ibid., l. 9, after 'Composite Syllabus.' insert 'For Subjects 1, 2, and 3, Paper B shall be two hours in duration, and for Subjects 5, 6, and 7, Paper B shall be three hours in duration.'

3 Ibid., l. 22, delete 'one-and-a-half' and substitute 'two'.


(e) Preliminary Examination in Medicine

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 952, l. 29, delete 'three occasions' and substitute 'two occasions'.

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