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Introduction to Degree Classification Calculator

INSTRUCTIONS

If you are registered under Versions B, C or E of the University’s Academic Regulations 2: Undergraduate Regulations (see link below) you can use this calculator to get an idea of the overall class of degree you are entitled to. You should refer to the relevant version of the Undergraduate Regulations (Version B, C or E) when using this calculator.  To find out which version of the Regulations you are on, read the preface included in each version of the Regulations.  If in doubt, contact your Course Director, Personal Tutor or your Faculty Student Office. 

If marks (%) are added to the text boxes and the Calculate button is pressed, the marks are sorted into descending order, and the class of degree will be calculated. The results produced are only as accurate as the data which has been added. It is important for users to select the correct credit values of the modules before adding the marks, and these can be found by following the link to the University’s Programme Specifications.  To find module level information, search for your course’s Programme Specification and look in Section E (Programme Structure).  This should provide a breakdown of the credit value of the modules that you have studied.  You may have to look at your course Programme Specifications for 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 if your course has been revised into the University’s new Academic Framework. 

 http://www.kingston.ac.uk/programme-specifications/

Students please note: the calculator should be used as a guide only.

It cannot calculate awards for:

· Some types of Direct entry / Top up

· Accredited Prior Learning (APL)

 How the calculator works

The modules that you studied in 2013/2014 will normally be worth 30 credits, with 4 modules undertaken across the year = 120 credits

The modules which you studied in 2012/2013 may have been 15 credits, 30 credits or another nomination totalling in most cases 120 credits across the year.

Some modules are will be double, triple or quadruple modules worth 30, 45 or 60 credits respectively. In order for the calculator to predict your outcome correctly you must ensure that you have selected the correct module credit value from the drop down menu.  If you are unsure on what credit value a module you have studied was, you may find the link to your course’s Programme Specification helpful.  If you are still unsure, contact your Course Director, Personal Tutor or Faculty Student Office for further advice. 

For most courses, the calculator will determine the degree class from the best 105 credits (e.g. the best 7 out of 8 x 15 credit modules, or e.g. 1 x 30 credit and 5 x 15 credit modules). This ensures that only the strongest module performances are used to calculate degree class.

If there are 4 x 30 credit modules at a single level, the module with the lowest marks will be treated as a 15 credit module for the purposes of the calculation, and this is shown as 15/30 above the module mark.

For students and staff in the Faculty of Business and Law, if your course includes 4 x 22.5 credit modules, please enter details of all your modules at each level, inputting the credit values first and then the grades, and the calculator will pick the most favourable profile for you.

Some courses, with accreditation-related requirements, will use a calculation which is different to the standard method described above, and in these cases, the appropriate calculation is used.

Don't panic!

If you place the mouse pointer over boxes, tabs and buttons, then help messages will appear to assist you. If you make an error, you can reset the page using the Calculator/Reset Page tab at the top of the page, and start again.

A link to Kingston University Policy and Regulations here

Mean Mark Required for Final Stage of Degree

The calculator can estimate the minimum mean mark required in the final stage of the degree if data for the penultimate stage(s) are added. So for e.g. a bachelors degree, just add all level 5 data and click the "Calculate" button. The mean level 5 mark is calculated, and the mean level 6 marks to achieve a 1st, 2:1 and 2:2 degree are shown. This is only available for normal bachelors (e.g. where 105/120 credits at levels 5 and 6 determine the degree class) and integrated masters degrees.

DISCLAIMER: The degree classification calculator is offered for guidance purposes only. The calculation provides an indication of the classification of an award and is not a guarantee of the classification that may eventually be awarded (if any) by the University. The University is not responsible for any reliance placed by you or any other party on use of the calculator and cannot be bound to any calculation created. It is important to note that the calculator can only process simple entries and there may be other factors relevant to individual students which may not be included in the calculations, for example some types of direct entry/ top up, or credit gained through accredited prior learning (APL)