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New Grade Point Average being introduced for honours degrees

A new Grade Point Average is being introduced to University honours degrees from this summer onwards.

This internationally recognised degree classification provides honours degree students with more detail on their achievements as an additional measure within the broader British undergraduate degree classification system of first, second and third class honour degrees.

A student’s Grade Point Average will not appear on their degree certificate, but it will appear on their transcript, portal and Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

Each unit at Level 5 and 6 will be given a Grade Point from a nationally agreed table (available in the University Examination and Assessment Regulations).

Grade Points will be collected together at the end of a student’s course to work out their Grade Point Average (GPA) using a formula available in the Examination and Assessment Regulations. Currently, this is:

“A weighted mean of the Grade Points from all relevant credits at Level 5 and 6 in the ratio of 40:60 respectively, after first discounting the Grade Points in the worst 20 credits at each level.”

An example of how to calculate a Grade Point Average has been provided.

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