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    I wonder, do all universities give grades the same way?

    This is how my University does it:

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    Mine only stated the class system with the same boundaries.
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    (Original post by Vikingninja)
    Mine only stated the class system with the same boundaries.
    Ahhh, so your university has the same class boundaries as mine?
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    Mine is the same
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    (Original post by AndrewSCO)
    Mine is the same
    Ah it's starting to look like it's a uniform thing that all universities have
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    Can I ask when you have handed in a piece of work and it is marked, is it marked with an A ,B,C or 85-100 percent, 70-84 percent etc. And is the whole module graded the same way?
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    Oh sorry, and is this the same in every university and for every course?
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    (Original post by markova21)
    Can I ask when you have handed in a piece of work and it is marked, is it marked with an A ,B,C or 85-100 percent, 70-84 percent etc. And is the whole module graded the same way?
    Ours are always marked with the exact percentage. So 73% for example
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    (Original post by markova21)
    Can I ask when you have handed in a piece of work and it is marked, is it marked with an A ,B,C or 85-100 percent, 70-84 percent etc. And is the whole module graded the same way?
    It's marked with both So, I got 82% in one of my module's lab reports - the table says that 82% is in the boundary for an A, so the marking sheet says "82% (A)". The overall module mark is calculated by adding up the percentages and it'll say "X% (Y)"
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    (Original post by AndrewSCO)
    Ours are always marked with the exact percentage. So 73% for example
    Yeah same here
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    (Original post by markova21)
    Oh sorry, and is this the same in every university and for every course?
    It's starting to look like it is, but I think the Open University has it different(?)
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    The grade boundaries remain the same but what each 'bracket' means - what the marking scheme requires you do to get it - differs upon whether you're first, second, or third year. From the third year scheme:

    1st

    80+: Outstanding work demonstrating independent scholarship

    70-79: An Excellent piece of work

    2:1

    60-69: Very good work

    2:2

    50-59: Good work which falls short in central areas

    3rd

    40-49: Satisfactory for a pass, with serious issues

    Fail

    35-39: Marginal failure

    0-34: you dun ****ed it up, I paraphrase
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    (Original post by AshEntropy)
    It's marked with both So, I got 82% in one of my module's lab reports - the table says that 82% is in the boundary for an A, so the marking sheet says "82% (A)". The overall module mark is calculated by adding up the percentages and it'll say "X% (Y)"
    Ours are never labelled as A or B etc, or first or 2:1

    We only even get percentage and I think you're assumed to work out for yourself what that means
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    (Original post by AshEntropy)
    It's starting to look like it is, but I think the Open University has it different(?)
    Thanks Ash. My son is doing an HND so it's Pass, Merit, Distinction.
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    Sorry folks, can I ask another question? Are you told or given the grading criteria, in a Handbook or something beforehand, so you know what's required of you ? [The HND students are given what's called Learning Outcomes they have to pass].
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    (Original post by markova21)
    Sorry folks, can I ask another question? Are you told or given the grading criteria, in a Handbook or something beforehand, so you know what's required of you ? [The HND students are given what's called Learning Outcomes they have to pass].
    Yes. Most universities add their mark schemes to the departmental handbooks!
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    (Original post by Just a Bloke)
    Yes. Most universities add their mark schemes to the departmental handbooks!
    Thanks !
 
 
 
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