On 3 August the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Senate Executive Committee approved the extension of remote teaching and learning to Term 4 and importantly noted that assessments’ modal quality must be consistent with that of the first semester.
Data at the executive’s disposal supports the continuation of the pass/fail approach for all first semester half (F) courses. Given the continuation of remote teaching and learning to the end of the academic year, this is what’s been decided:
As a result of the structure of the different LLB programmes in the Faculty of Law, applying this approach will be difficult. Therefore, the Faculty of Law has been exempted from this decision.
In addition, the deadline for dropping second semester courses with the associated full rebate has been amended from 7 August to 16 August and curriculum advisors have been informed.
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