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Your degree classification is calculated on the basis of a weighting of 1:3:5 for your First, Second and Third Year marks for 3-year degrees, and a weighting of 1:3:3:5 for 4-year degrees. Only the highest mark equivalent of 1 Course Unit of your first year counts towards your final classification - so, either the average of two half-year units or a full-year unit mark. In order to take account of the fact that you may be taking full- and half-year courses, calculations are based on the MEDIAN of 66 marks.
How to figure out your classification:
Step 1: Take the top one unit (or average of two half-units) mark from your First Year and list it once. (NB: For all students beginning study in 2011, this can be HIST1001/HIST1004; for all other students, it must be another course. For Ancient History & Egyptology students, this also excludes ARCL1005, ARCL1009, ARCL1011 and ARCL1013).
Step 2: List marks
for all your full-year second year courses six times.List all marks for your half-year second year courses three times.
Step 2a: History with a European Language and History with a Year Abroad students only: Repeat step 2 with your third year results.
Step 3: List marks
for all your full-year final year courses ten times. List all marks for your half-year final year courses five times.
Step 4: Arrange your list in descending order from highest to lowest marks.
Step 5: You should now have a list of 66 marks (90 marks for HwEL and HwYA students). The median of these marks determines your degree classification. This is the middle number - that is, the average of the 33rd and 34th number in your list (45th and 46th for HwEL/HwYA students).
If this is a borderline case, the Board of Examiners take account of the candidate’s performance in the following order:
i. the distribution and preponderance of class marks across the units selected;
ii. the mean of class marks across the units selected;
the results achieved in the final year of study.
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