These pages are for the 2014/2015 iteration of this course.

Link: Current course website

There is a written examination on the Inf1-DA course material at the end of the year: marks on this determine your grade for the course. The exam paper follows a similar format each year, and there is a resit paper later in the summer.

2014/2015 Inf1-DA Examination
Date: Thursday 7 May 2015
Time: 1430–1630
Place: The Pleasance Sports Hall
2014/2015 Inf1-DA Examination: Resit
Date: Thursday 20 August 2015
Time: 1430–1630
Place: Gym 4, St Leonard’s Land

Marks and grades

Courses at Edinburgh use a standard scheme where work is marked out of 100 and assigned a grade from A to H. Undergraduate courses use the Extended Common Marking Scheme CMS1. The pass mark for each course is 40, and an A grade requires a score of 70 or higher.

Link: Extended Common Marking Scheme

Exam format

The Inf1-DA exam lasts two hours and has three questions, each made up of several short sections. You should attempt all three questions. The marks available for each question and sub-question are shown on the exam paper.

Exam date

Exams at Edinburgh are taken during a period known as an exam diet, usually three in a year: one diet at the end of each semester, and further diet for resit examinations at the end of the summer.

The main Inf1-DA exam takes place in the April/May diet; with a resit examination in the August diet. The exact date and time are set centrally by the University, taking into account all course registrations by all students to avoid direct clashes. The Student Administration Service will publish these dates on Monday 2 March 2015; when this happens you can find details in the searchable exam timetable under course code INFR08015.

Links: Exam information; Exam timetable.

Past papers

The University Library publishes copies of past exam papers in all subjects. Some of these are only available from within the local network: if you connect from outside Edinburgh then you may need to log in with your EASE username and password.

Link: Exam papers online; Papers with solutions at the ITO

Q. What would you say to students considering taking this course?

Prepare for exam early.

— Anonymous student on last year’s course feedback form.

Inf1-DA 2014–2015