Undergraduate final result calculation

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

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Studied all three years at Goldsmiths

Level 4 (Year 1) entrants

The classification will be calculated using the best 90 credits of Level 4, the best 105 credits of Level 5 and the best 105 credits of Level 6, weighted with a ratio of 1:3:5 to calculate the overall average mark.

Example

Level 4 (Year 1)
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 (Year 2)
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 (Year 3)
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 for level 4, and seven 15 credit marks for 5 and 6 and add together. This means you will have to use the 30 credit results twice:
Level 4 = 65 + 62 + 64 + 64 + 57 + 57 = 369
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 must be multiplied by 3:
452 * 3 = 1356

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

Add all three together and divide by 62:
(369 + 1356 + 2210) / 62 = 64 (to the nearest whole number)

64 = Second Class Upper Division

Note under the Exceptional Academic Regulations (invoked 16/03/2020):

  • The final classification for students enrolled in their first year in 2019/20, final classification outcomes will be calculated to both include and exclude the first year (when this year was undertaken in 2019/20) and whichever outcome is the highest will be applied to students’ final classification. For all other students, the classification calculation will be made in line with standard requirements
  • When considering the final classification for those students enrolled in year 2 in 2019/20 a Board of Examiners is permitted to consider whether a students’ overall performance (in year 2 taken in 2019/20) was negatively affected such that it should recommend an uplift in classification on that basis. For all other students, the classification calculation will be made in line with standard requirements

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Level 5 (Year 2) direct entrants

The classification will be calculated using the best 105 credits of Level 5 and the best 105 credits of Level 6, weighted with a ratio of 3:5 to calculate the overall average mark.

Example

Level 5 (Year 2)
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 (Year 3)
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 for both level 5 and 6 and add together. 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 must be multiplied by 3:
452 * 3 = 1356

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

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

64 = Second Class Upper Division

Level 6 (Year 3) direct entrants

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

Example

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

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