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

This is how my University does it:

2. Mine only stated the class system with the same boundaries.
3. (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?
4. Mine is the same
5. (Original post by AndrewSCO)
Mine is the same
Ah it's starting to look like it's a uniform thing that all universities have
6. 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?
7. Oh sorry, and is this the same in every university and for every course?
8. (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
9. (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)"
10. (Original post by AndrewSCO)
Ours are always marked with the exact percentage. So 73% for example
Yeah same here
11. (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(?)
12. 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
13. (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
14. (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.
15. 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].
16. (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!
17. (Original post by Just a Bloke)
Yes. Most universities add their mark schemes to the departmental handbooks!
Thanks !

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