University of Brighton Grading

University of Brighton Grading

Undergraduate marking/grading scale

The university has adopted a common marking/grading scale for the assessment of students’ work on its undergraduate awards1. The work submitted for assessment by students on undergraduate degree courses of the university is marked against this scale.

The University undergraduate marking/grading scale is applicable to all assessments, including examinations, across levels 4-6 of an undergraduate award.

GradeMarkGrade DescriptorAward classification
LetterBand %
HonoursFoundation
degree2degree
A+80-1003Outstanding
AA75-79ExcellentFirst 1Distinction
A-70-74
B+67-69Good to very good
BB64-66UpperMerit
Second
B-60-63PASS
2:1
C+57-59Sound, competent
CC54-56Lower
Second
C-50-53
2:2
D+47-49Adequate, but weakPass
DD44-46Third
3
D-40-43
E+37-39Unsatisfactory
EE34-36
E-30-33FAIL
F+20-29UnsatisfactoryFailFail
FF10-19
F-0-9
NSNon -submission/attendance

The undergraduate scale4 consists of 6 grades: o A, B, C, D are ‘pass’ grades

o E, F are ‘fail’ grades (re-assessment and compensation where appropriate are at the discretion of the Course Examination Board and within GEAR). F (0%) should be used when no real attempt has been made but where a submission has been recorded.

The award classifications apply only to the final award and are determined by the university algorithm for the award. When used at module level they are indicative of performance only.

  • This scale is not applicable to the BM BS degree as this is a joint award of the Universities of Brighton and Sussex. Other exceptions for PSRB requirements should be approved at validation and articulated in the programme specification and student course handbook.
  • Also includes Integrated Masters awards.
  • An A* may also be used to denote exceptional work with a mark of ≥90%.
  • Can also apply to Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate awards.

Assessment and grading criteria