Traditional university degree grades to be replaced by new 13-point system Watch

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I think this is a good idea. But why not just give students a percentage mark at the end of their course. Surely that's the clearest way to do it?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...-for-2015.html
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Meh I like the current system, employers could just ask for percentages on CVs instead
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Arguably they should also do this with GCSEs and A Levels too.
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Improve teaching standards first. Jeez, this just isn't a priority.

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When will this come into affect?
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When will this come into affect?
Universities will have to sign up to the new system by 2020...
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Universities will have to sign up to the new system by 2020...
So that all degrees after 2020 get the new classification or ALL degrees (I.e. Mine) will be reclassified?
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So that all degrees after 2020 get the new classification or ALL degrees (I.e. Mine) will be reclassified?
I don't think they will retrospectively reclassify degrees.
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Nice to see the HE minister completely ignoring the huge amounts of work that have gone into moving to GPA (https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/de...rt-2013-14.pdf with resources for students, universities and employers here: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/node/11124 ) and decide to reduce it from the recommended 15 point system to 13 points based on.....**** knows what

Very much enjoyed HEFCE's "we're already doing this - but better and based on evidence and feasibility not gut instincts you twerp" response: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/newsarch...104467,en.html
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13 is a funny number - I agree that a score out of 10 or 20 or a percentage would make more sense.
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What's the point?Your degree transcript details what you got in each year's module anyway.
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I can't find anywhere else other than the Telegraph reporting on this.
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(Original post by TomatoLounge)
I think this is a good idea. But why not just give students a percentage mark at the end of their course. Surely that's the clearest way to do it?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...-for-2015.html
My university doesn't give percentages as marks. Everything is reported on a non-linear 20 point scale.
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What's the point?Your degree transcript details what you got in each year's module anyway.
This, anyone who wants to know what you got CAN do.
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My university doesn't give percentages as marks. Everything is reported on a non-linear 20 point scale.
I don't know what that is
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I don't know what that is
PRobably means that a mark of 60 will have more weighting then a mark of 50 I think
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GPA makes more sense and is what we were moving towards anyway. What are these guys thinking?
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Universities will have to sign up to the new system by 2020...
Yay, so that means the current year 11 gcse students will be the last to avoid the new system?
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Arguably they should also do this with GCSEs and A Levels too.
I heard they were going to do this with GCSEs. So you'd get a grade of 1-9 instead.
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My university doesn't give percentages as marks. Everything is reported on a non-linear 20 point scale.
I think I read somewhere that St Andrews were considering, or at least thinking, about moving to a grade point average system. Lets face it their 20 point non linear common reporting scale, with 7 as a pass, 11 as a 2.2, 14 as a 2.1 and 17 as a 1st, is slightly weird.
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