Undergraduate final result calculation

How module marks are combined to give your final undergraduate result.

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Due to the impact of Covid-19 we have changed the way awards are calculated to ensure the fairest outcomes for students.

In the following:
Level 4 is Year 1
Level 5 is Year 2
Level 6 is Year 3

Studying all three years at Goldsmiths

No assessment took place in 2019/20 or 2020/21

Where no assessment was completed in 2019/20 or 2020/21, the following algorithm will be applied;

  • Best 105 credits at level 5, weighted 3
  • Best 105 credits at level 6, weighted 5

Example

Level 4
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 15 55
Module 2 15 65
Module 3 15 62
Module 4 30 54
Module 5 15 55
Module 6 30 57
Level 5
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 30 76
Module 2 15 66
Module 3 15 55
Module 4 30 54
Module 5 15 63
Module 6 15 62
Level 6
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 15 82
Module 2 30 67
Module 3 30 45
Module 4 15 57
Module 5 15 55
Module 6 15 69

You must convert to seven 15 credit marks and add together for level 5 and 6, discounting the marks for the weakest 15 credits at each level. This means you will have to use the 30 credit results twice:
Level 5 = 76 + 76 + 66 + 63 + 62 + 55 + 54 = 452
Level 6 = 82 + 69 + 67 + 67 + 57 + 55 + 45 = 442

The results for Level 5 multiplied by 3:
452 * 3 = 1356

The results for Level 6 multiplied by 5:
442 * 5 = 2210

Add all together and divide by 56:
(1356 + 2210 / 56 = 64 (to the nearest whole number)

64 = Second Class Upper Division

Completed assessments for Levels 5 and 6 in 2019/20 and 2020/21

Where assessment was completed for Level 5 in 2019/20 and for Level 6 in 2020/21, the following algorithm will be applied;

  • Best 90 credits at level 4, weighted 1
  • Best 90 credits at level 5, weighted 3
  • Best 90 credits at level 6, weighted 5

Example

Level 4
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 15 55
Module 2 15 65
Module 3 15 62
Module 4 30 54
Module 5 15 55
Module 6 30 57
Level 5
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 30 76
Module 2 15 66
Module 3 15 55
Module 4 30 54
Module 5 15 63
Module 6 15 62
Level 6
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 15 82
Module 2 30 67
Module 3 30 45
Module 4 15 57
Module 5 15 55
Module 6 15 69

You must convert to six 15 credit marks and add together for each level, discounting the marks for the weakest 30 credits at each level. This means you will have to use the 30 credit results twice:

Level 4 = 65 + 62 + 57 + 57 + 55 + 55 = 351
Level 5 = 76 + 76 + 66 + 63 + 62 + 55 = 398
Level 6 = 82 + 69 + 67 + 67 + 57 + 55 = 397

The results for Level 4 multiplied by 1:
351 * 1 = 351

The results for Level 5 multiplied by 3:
398 * 3 = 1194 

The results for Level 6 multiplied by 5:
397 * 5 = 1985

Add all together and divide by 54:
(351 + 1194 + 1985 / 54 = 65 (to the nearest whole number) 

65 = Second Class Upper Division

Completed assessments for Levels 4 and 5 in 2019/20 and 2020/21

Where assessment was completed for Level 4 in 2019/20 and for Level 5 in 2020/21, the following algorithm will be applied;

  • Either best 90 credits at level 4, weighted 1 or no credits from level 4 (whichever is more favourable to the final classification outcome)
  • Best 90 credits at level 5, weighted 3
  • Best 105 credits at level 6, weighted 5

Example

Level 4
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 15 55
Module 2 15 65
Module 3 15 62
Module 4 30 54
Module 5 15 55
Module 6 30 57
Level 5
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 30 76
Module 2 15 66
Module 3 15 55
Module 4 30 54
Module 5 15 63
Module 6 15 62
Level 6
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 15 82
Module 2 30 67
Module 3 30 45
Module 4 15 57
Module 5 15 55
Module 6 15 69

You must convert to six 15 credit marks and add together for levels 4 and 5, discounting the marks for the weakest 30 credits and convert to seven 15 credit marks and add together for level 6, discounting the weakest 15 credits. This means you will have to use the 30 credit results twice:

Level 4 = 65 + 62 + 57 + 57 + 55 + 55 = 351 (or 0)
Level 5 = 76 + 76 + 66 + 63 + 62 + 55 = 398
Level 6 = 82 + 69 + 67 + 67 + 57 + 55 + 45 = 442 

The results for Level 4 multiplied by 1:
351 * 1 = 351

The results for Level 5 multiplied by 3:
398 * 3 = 1194

The results for Level 6 multiplied by 5:
442 * 5 = 2210

(Including Level 4) Add all together and divide by 59:
(351 + 1194 + 2210 / 59 = 64 (to the nearest whole number)

(Discounting Level 4) Add all together and divide by 53:
(1194 + 2210 / 53 = 64 (to the nearest whole number)

*64 = Second Class Upper Division
*Both calculations result in a weighted average of 64.

Completed assessments for Levels 5 and 6 in either 2019/20 or 2020/21

Where assessment was completed for Level 5 and 6 in either 2019/20 or 2020/21, the following algorithm will be applied;

  • Best 90 credits at level 4, weighted 1
  • Either best 90 credits at level 5 (where level 5 was studied in either 2019/20 or 2020/21) or the best 105 credits from level 5 (if level 5 was studied in any other year), weighted 3
  • Either best 90 credits at level 6 (where level 6 was studied in either 2019/20 or 2020/21) or the best 105 credits from level 6 (if level 6 was studied in any other year), weighted 5

Example

Level 4
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 15 55
Module 2 15 65
Module 3 15 62
Module 4 30 54
Module 5 15 55
Module 6 30 57
Level 5
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 30 76
Module 2 15 66
Module 3 15 55
Module 4 30 54
Module 5 15 63
Module 6 15 62
Level 6
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 15 82
Module 2 30 67
Module 3 30 45
Module 4 15 57
Module 5 15 55
Module 6 15 69

Where assessment was completed for level 5 in 2019/20 and level 6 in 2021/22 you must convert to six 15 credit marks and add together for levels 4 and 5, discounting the marks for the weakest 30 credits and convert to seven 15 credit marks and add together for level 6, discounting the weakest 15 credits. This means you will have to use the 30 credit results twice:

Level 4 = 65 + 62 + 57 + 57 + 55 + 55 = 351
Level 5 = 76 + 76 + 66 + 63 + 62 + 55 = 398
Level 6 = 82 + 69 + 67 + 67 + 57 + 55 + 45 = 442

The results for Level 4 multiplied by 1:
351 * 1 = 351

The results for Level 5 multiplied by 3:
398 * 3 = 1194 

The results for Level 6 multiplied by 5:
442 * 5 = 2210

Add all together and divide by 59:
(351 + 1194 + 2210 / 59 = 64 (to the nearest whole number)

64 = Second Class Upper Division

Completed assessments for Level 4 in 2020/21

Where assessment was completed for level 4 in 2020/21, the following algorithm will be applied;

  • Either best 90 credits at level 4, weighted 1 or no credits from level 4 (whichever is more favourable to the final classification outcome)
  • Best 105 credits at level 5, weighted 3
  • Best 105 credits at level 6, weighted 5

Example

Level 4
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 15 55
Module 2 15 65
Module 3 15 62
Module 4 30 54
Module 5 15 55
Module 6 30 57
Level 5
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 30 76
Module 2 15 66
Module 3 15 55
Module 4 30 54
Module 5 15 63
Module 6 15 62
Level 6
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 15 82
Module 2 30 67
Module 3 30 45
Module 4 15 57
Module 5 15 55
Module 6 15 69

You must convert to six 15 credit marks and add together for levels 4, discounting the marks for the weakest 30 credits and convert to seven 15 credit marks and add together for levels 5 and 6, discounting the weakest 15 credits. This means you will have to use the 30 credit results twice:

Level 4 = 65 + 62 + 57 + 57 + 55 + 55 = 351 (or 0)
Level 5 = 76 + 76 + 66 + 63 + 62 + 55 + 54 = 452
Level 6 = 82 + 69 + 67 + 67 + 57 + 55 + 45 = 442

The results for Level 5 multiplied by 1:
351 * 1 = 351

The results for Level 5 multiplied by 3:
452 * 3 = 1356 

The results for Level 6 multiplied by 5:
442 * 5 = 2210

(Including Level 4) Add all together and divide by 62:
(351 + 1356 + 2210 / 62 = 63 (to the nearest whole number)

(Discounting Level 4) Add all together and divide by 56:
(1356 + 2210 / 56 = 58 (to the nearest whole number)

*63 = Second Class Upper Division
*The calculation to include the best 90 credits at Level 4 provides a more favourable classification

Level 5 Direct Entrants

Students graduating in 2021-22

The following algorithm will be applied:

  • Best 90 credits at level 5, weighted 3
  • Best 105 credits at level 6, weighted 5

Example

Level 5
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 30 76
Module 2 15 66
Module 3 15 55
Module 4 30 54
Module 5 15 63
Module 6 15 62
Level 6
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 15 82
Module 2 30 67
Module 3 30 45
Module 4 15 57
Module 5 15 55
Module 6 15 69

You must convert to six 15 credit marks and add together for each level. This means you will have to use the 30 credit results twice:
Level 5 = 76 + 76 + 66 + 63 + 62 + 55 = 398
Level 6 = 82 + 69 + 67 + 67 + 57 + 55 + 45 = 442

The results for Level 5 multiplied by 3:
398 * 3 = 1194

The results for Level 6 multiplied by 5:
442 * 5 = 2210

Add together and divide by 53:
(1194 + 2210) / 53 = 64 (to the nearest whole number)

64 = Second Class Upper Division

Students graduating in 2022-23

The following algorithm will be applied:

  • Best 105 credits at Level 5, weighted 3
  • Best 105 credits at Level 6, weighted 5

Example

Level 5
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 30 76
Module 2 15 66
Module 3 15 55
Module 4 30 54
Module 5 15 63
Module 6 15 62
Level 6
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 15 82
Module 2 30 67
Module 3 30 45
Module 4 15 57
Module 5 15 55
Module 6 15 69

You must convert to six 15 credit marks and add together for each level. This means you will have to use the 30 credit results twice:
Level 5 = 76 + 76 + 66 + 63 + 62 + 55 = 398
Level 6 = 82 + 69 + 67 + 67 + 57 + 55 + 45 = 442

The results for Level 5 multiplied by 3:
398 * 3 = 1194

The results for Level 6 multiplied by 5:
442 * 5 = 2210

Add together and divide by 56:
(1194 + 2210) / 56 = 64 (to the nearest whole number)

64 = Second Class Upper Division

Level 6 direct entrants

Students graduating in 2021-22

The classification will be calculated using a weighted average of the full 120 credits of Level 6.

Example

Level 6
ModuleCredit ValueResult
Module 1 30 76
Module 2 15 66
Module 3 15 55
Module 4 30 54
Module 5 15 63
Module 6 15 62

To calculate the weighted average, you must convert to eight 15 credit marks and add together. This means you will have to use the 30 credit results twice:
76 + 76 + 66 + 55 + 54 + 54 + 63 + 62 = 506

Divide the total by 8:
506 / 8 = 63 (to the nearest whole number)

63 = Second Class Upper Division

Borderline Classifications

Students whose final weighted average falls within 2% below the borderline between two classifications and who have obtained marks in the higher classification in modules totalling at least 120 credits in value at Levels 5 and 6, will automatically be awarded the higher classification.

Classifications

The Scheme of Classification
ClassificationAverage mark
First Class 70-100
Second Class Upper Division (2.1) 60-69
Second Class Lower Division (2.2) 50-59
Third Class 40-49