CGRA 151 (2019) - Home Page

Forum: For help with assignments, problems wth the submission system, queries about details of the lecture notes, and contact with a tutor outside laboratories: use the forum. Two tutors are explicitely allocated to answer posts on the forum and the lecturers also keep an eye on it.

Class rep: Your class rep is Daniel Blackford. The student Discord group is at

Helpdesk: For personal help outside your tutorial time, the weekly drop-in help desk is 1–2 p.m. on Fridays in CO242.

Staff contact: For queries that must go to a staff member, please contact Joshua Scott (e.g., requests for medical extensions beyond the automatically allocated 48 hours of extension that everyone gets).


5/9/2019: Terms Test outcome

You can collect your marked mid-term test from the Maths and Computing office (CO358) during collection hours.

The three questions were designed to be different in difficulty. Question 1 was relatively easy, Question 2 moderate, and Question 3 hard. When marking, we discovered that Question 3 was harder than expected. Overall, the top mark was 42/45. We reserve the right to scale up the marks for the mid-term test so the mark you have received is the minimum you will be awarded for the test.

12/8/2019: No Tutorials in Week 6

There are no tutorials or marking sessions in Week 6. Use the time instead for revision for Friday's Test.

8/8/2019: Terms Test Arrangements - 16 August

The CGRA151 Terms Test will take place on Friday 16 August at 9 a.m.

Surnames A-K will be in the normal lecture theatre, MCLT101.
Surnames L-Z will be in the Memorial Theatre in the Student Union building, SUMT228.

The test will start at 9:00 a.m. You will be allowed to enter the room at 8:55 a.m. and must be seated by 9:00 a.m. The test will take 45 minutes. It will finish at 9:45 a.m. You may not leave after 9:30 a.m. to prevent disturbing other candidates who are still working.

You may use unmarked paper translation dictionaries and approved calculators.

The test contributes 10% of your final grade. Unlike some other courses, this 10% is final and will not be moderated by your performance on the final examination.

For guidance on likely question formats and topics, look at the four previous terms tests on the course website:
We have provided solution notes for all of those previous tests. We recommend that you try to do one or two of the previous tests before you look at the solution notes.

Our experience is that the 2016 and 2017 tests worked well, but the 2018 test was considered too long by most students. We have based the 2019 test on our experience with those tests. This year's test will have only three questions, rather than the four questions that have appeared in all previous tests.