University of dundee degree classification

University of dundee degree classification

Honours classification spectrum

Honours classMinimum criteria for award
1stgrades at A3 or above in at least 50% of total assessment
grades at B3 or above in at least 75% of total assessment
grades at C3 or above in 100% of total assessment
2(i)grades at B3 or above in at least 50% of total assessment
grades at C3 or above in at least 75% of total assessment
grades at D3 or above in 100% of total assessment
2(ii)grades at C3 or above in at least 50% of total assessment
grades at D3 or above in at least 75% of total assessment
3grades at D3 or above in at least 75% of total assessment

Assessment Scales

Scale used from academic year 2015-2016 onwards

Reporting ScaleDescriptorHonours class (where appropriate)Associated aggregation scale
A1Excellent1st23
A222
A321
A420
A519
B1Very good2(i)18
B217
B316
C1Good2(ii)15
C214
C313
D1Satisfactory312
D211
D310
M1Marginal fail9
M28
M37
CFClear fail5
BFBad fail2
QFQualified fail

University of dundee degree classification

Guidance to students and staff on marking in percentages

In some instances individual pieces of work are marked in percentages. Where this is the case the final calculation of the module grades will be based on the aggregation of alpha numeric grades derived from the percentages. This will be the grade which is published and made available to you on eVision. An example of this might be:

  • Module A has two items of assessment:
    • Project worth 40% of the overall grade
    • Degree Examination worth 60% of the overall grade

A student receives an ‘A1’ for the Project (which is 23 on the aggregation scale) and ‘B3’ for the Degree Exam (which is 16 on the aggregation scale), this overall grade is calculated as below:

Project:23 x 40% = 9.2
Degree Exam:16 x 60% = 9.6
Total =18.8 which is rounded up to 19 (which is an A5 on the alpha numerical scale)