I am looking forward getting a first class degree for this course. Currently my base grade is only B+ and the GPA is around 3.4 if calculated correctly where GPA from level 2 is only 30% and level 3 is 70% of the final GPA. So, I was wandering around the univ’s webspace and found a document talking about degree awards.
My hopes go up as it mentioned that if more than 50% of level 3’s subjects are of higher grade than the final grade that I am supposed to get, the final grade might be elevated by 1 grade. Thus making B+ to A, which is a first class classification. Oh man, I really hope that 3 more subjects can get A or even A+. I know that my CSS module must be at least an A and ENTRE module I might be able to get A in the exam. I hope another module, probably IMNPD or my own FYP also hit the Ace!
So here is the part of the document that mention about grade elevation.
Discretionary Elevation of Degree Classification
Having determined the base classification for the degree the examination board has discretion to review
the results to determine if any elevation to a higher grade is justified.
The exam board members will consider the following:
1. Number of compensations at level 3
2. Performance in level 3 modules
3. Performance in the final year project
In making their decisions the exam board will be guided by the following:
Number of compensations at level 3
Where you have been compensated in the maximum number of credits permitted in your programme, the exam board will not normally consider elevation of degree classification.
Performance in level 3 modules
If you have 50% or more of your module marks at Level 3 in a higher grade than the base grade awarded by the above, then you may be elevated by one grade at the discretion of the Award Board. Additionally, if you have 75% or more of your module marks at Level 3 in a higher grade than the base grade awarded by the above, then you may be elevated by two grades at the discretion of the Award Board.
Performance in the final year project
In all considerations the investigations and final year project will be taken into consideration by the exam board in determining whether or not discretionary elevation is deemed appropriate.