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Results and grading scales

Results

Module results are determined in two stages:

  1. Subject Assessment Boards –Teaching staff in conjunction with external examination assessors.
  2. Programme Progression Boards (non-finalists - to determine progression on programme), or  School Assessment Boards (finalists - to determine final awards)

All results are published on MyUnihub on the date listed in your academic calendar.
The University also relays your current status to the local education authorities, where applicable.

Grading scales

The University has a 1-20 grading scale, with grade 1 being the highest grade.  Level 1 modules, which do not contribute to the final classification may be awarded a Y grade (ungraded pass).

The 20-Point Scale

GradeClass of Honours DegreeOther Qualification

1

2

3

4

FIRSTDISTINCTION

5

6

7

8

UPPER SECONDMERIT

9

10

11

12

LOWER SECONDPASS

13

14

15

16

THIRDPASS

17

FAIL - MARGINAL

Compensation allowed*

FAIL - MARGINAL

Compensation allowed*

18

FAIL

Compensation allowed*

FAIL

Compensation allowed*

19

FAIL

Compensation not allowed

FAIL

Compensation not allowed

20FAIL - Incorporating failure to participate in assessment necessary to achieve all learning outcomes.  Compensation not allowed.FAIL - Incorporating failure to participate in assessment necessary to achieve all learning outcomes.  Compensation not allowed.

*compensation is granted only at the discretion of the Programme Progression Board or School Assessment Board.

  • Other Grading Definitions

    • Administrative Grades

      X Ineligible for assessment due to inadequate participation in the learning process but may be retaken with permission.
      I Incomplete with good reason. (May be assessed without penalty at the next available opportunity) 
      U Academic misconduct allegation being investigated.
      P Fail - Academic misconduct proven.
      Y Ungraded pass (No numerical value for classification of qualifications).

      F Fail - no reassessment at next opportunity allowed
      S Aegrotat.
      H Not assessed.
      (Students not following Middlesex qualifications only)

      Administrative grades may sometimes be added to a numerical grade either to indicate any additional action that needs to be taken by the student regarding further assessment or to confirm a decision taken
      by a first or second tier Board:

      C Compensated failure
      For the purposes of degree classification a compensated grade counts as a 16.

    • Re-assessment and Deferral Codes

      RE - Resit examination
      DE - Deferred examination
      RC - Resit coursework
      DC - Deferred coursework
      RA - Resit all components
      DA - Deferred all components
      RO - Resit other
      DO - Deferred other
      RW - Rework examination

      A date will also be added alongside these codes showing when the assessment should take place.

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