Edinburgh Napier University Grading Scale

By | 30th May 2017

Edinburgh Napier University Grading Scale

Regulations and Grading system

What do the decision codes mean?

The table below explains what each code on your Record of Academic Achievement means.
CodeDescriptionDecisionThe action you are required to take
M
Merit
You have successfully completed all of your assessments for this module, and as the overall module mark is at least 65% and you have been awarded Merit Pass.
This module is now complete.
P
Pass
You have successfully completed all of your assessments for this module.
This module is now complete.
AP
Assessment Pass
You have passed this component of assessment.
You have achieved at least the minimum mark/grade required for this component of assessment.
Please ensure that you have achieved a Pass for your overall module result. If not you may be required to resit this component of assessment.
Please check “Information regarding the reassessment requirements” on your Programme Board Decision letter.
AF
Assessment Fail
You have failed this component of assessment.
You have not been successful in this component of assessment and therefore you will be required to resit this.
Please check “Information regarding the reassessment requirements” on your Programme Board Decision letter.
CP
Compensatory Pass
Due to the profile of your overall performance or extenuating circumstances, the Programme Board of Examiners has awarded you a Compensatory Pass in this module.
You will be awarded the credit for the module, but the original mark or grade will stand.
This module is now complete. You are not required to be reassessed in this module.
RP
Repeat Module
You have not completed this module successfully and it has been agreed that you repeat the module with attendance.
If you wish to pass this module you will need to attend all lectures, tutorials and/or practical sessions associated with the module next academic year and should retake all of the assessments.
EA
Exceptional Attempt
You have not completed this module successfully.
Due to the profile of your overall performance the Programme Board of Examiners has decided to allow you one more attempt in this module.
Please contact your School Office to confirm when the next re-assessment period will be, or discuss this with your Programme Leader or Personal Development Tutor.
(Re)assessment coursework maybe included with your programme board letter and from eStudent Records. If not, or if you have any query, check with your School Office.
There is a resit fee of £25 per module payable which needs be paid here​.
(This is not payable by students with an EX decision, who are sitting the exam as a first attempt).
EX
Extenuating Circumstances
You have not completed this module successfully but, due to specific mitigating circumstances, you will be able to take the related assessment/s as a first attempt i.e. the mark achieved will not be capped at 40%/P1 should you pass at the next diet.
If the related assessment(s) was itself a second attempt, you will be permitted to be reassessed again as if for the second time.
F
Reassessment
You have not completed this module successfully.
Exceptionally you may have exhausted your opportunities to retake this module.
QF
Qualified Fail
You have not completed this module successfully as you failed one component of assessment.
NA
No Result Available
You have not completed this module successfully as you have not completed at least one component of assessment.
If this was the second assessment attempt you have no further reassessment opportunities in this module.
PL
Plagiarism
You have not completed this module successfully. A case of plagiarism has been found in at least one item of assessment.

Edinburgh Napier University Grading Scale

The Master’s Grading Scale is a 16-point scale which is used to define standards of performance in taught master’s modules and programmes  of study University-wide. The original Master’s Grading Scale was approved by Academic Board in 2001 and is based on generic qualitative criteria for the grade of Master’s awards of the University at three standards; distinction, pass and fail. Each grade is defined in terms of: knowledge and understanding; generic cognitive skills; practice (applied knowledge and understanding); communication, information technology and numeracy skills; and autonomy, accountability and working with others. Using the University’s generic qualitative criteria for the grade of Master’s awards as a guide, specific
grading criteria for each scale grade shown in Table 1 will be approved by the University for all taught master’s modules and programmes of  study. Grade F6 was introduced from session 2010-11 to indicate  non-submission.