# Classification

#### 5.8 Year Marks and Classification

###### Calculation of Year Mark

Students who have taken the normal loading, or an overload less than the value of the smallest module, will be given a year mark calculated by the weighted mean of the module marks.

Students who have taken an overload will be given a year mark calculated by determining the highest mark from all modules, or a subset of modules, that satisfies course regulations.

Module marks are stored to the nearest whole integer.

Year marks are stored to one decimal place.

**Example Year Mark Calculation for Overloading**

For example, a second-year student on the MORSE course has to take six core modules (ST202, ST208, ST218, ST219, EC220 and IB207), all of which have 12 CATS. In addition they must take at least 36 CATS from List A.

Suppose that in addition to taking the six core modules, a second-year MORSE student also takes IB320, ST221 and MA258 from List A and CS260, IB132 and MA117 from List B - a total of 147 CATS.

Module Code | EC220 | IB207 | ST202 | ST208 | ST218 | ST219 | CS260 | IB132 | IB320 | MA117 | MA258 | ST221 |

List | Core | Core | Core | Core | Core | Core | List B | List B | List A | List B | List A | List A |

CATS | 12 | 12 | 12 | 12 | 12 | 12 | 15 | 12 | 12 | 12 | 12 | 12 |

Module Mark | 70 | 88 | 67 | 80 | 61 | 74 | 69 | 77 | 81 | 93 | 63 | 59 |

The weighted mean including all module marks is 73.4%.

The student has an overload of 27 CATS so the year mark calculation is permitted to drop one 15 CATS module and one 12 CATS module or two 12 CATS modules.

The student has chosen 36 CATS modules from List A which is exactly the amount required for course regulations so all module marks from core and List A modules must be used to calculate the year mark. This means that, although their lowest mark is in ST221, this mark cannot be removed from the calculation.

The only module marks that can be removed from the calculation of the year mark are those from List B.

One of the List B module choices, CS260 has a module mark clearly below the weighted mean and therefore excluding this from the calculation will give a higher year mark. The weighted mean of the remaining modules is 73.9%.

The other List B module choices, MA117 and IB132, have a higher module mark than the new weighted mean therefore excluding these module marks would result in a lower year mark. Consequently these marks are retained in the year mark calculation and the student would be awarded a year mark of 73.9%.

###### Classification

For BSc programmes the first year counts 10%, the second year 30% and the third year 60% towards the final degree mark; i.e. if S1, S2, S3 denote the % credits obtained at the end of years 1, 2 and 3 respectively, then the overall degree % mark is

C = (10S_{1} +30S_{2} +60S_{3})/100.

For Integrated Masters programmes the first year counts 10%, the second year 20%, the third year 30% and the fourth year 40% towards the final Integrated Master’s degree mark; i.e. if S1, S2, S3, S4 denote the % credits obtained at the end of years 1, 2 , 3 and 4 respectively, then the overall degree % mark is

C = (10S_{1} + 20S_{2} + 30S_{3} + 40S_{4})/100.

**Covid-19 Advice**

For students entering in 19/20 only, the first year counts 0%, the second year 30%, and the third year 70% towards the final BSc degree mark.

For students entering in 19/20 only, the first year counts 0%, the second year 20%, the third year 35% and the fourth year 45% towards the Integrated Masters degree mark.

For any final year student there are 6 possible outcomes of the final examinations. https://warwick.ac.uk/services/aro/dar/quality/categories/examinations/conventions/ug13

First | C ≥ 70.0% | Where the mean is greater than or equal to 70.0% the Honours degree shall be provisionally classified as a First. |

Upper Second | 69.9% ≥ C ≥ 60.0% | Where the mean is greater than or equal to 60.0% and less than 70.0% the Honours degree shall be provisionally classified as an Upper Second. |

Lower Second | 59.9% ≥ C ≥ 50.0% | Where the mean is greater than or equal to 50.0% and less than 60.0% the Honours degree shall be provisionally classified as a Lower Second. |

Third | 49.9% ≥ C ≥ 40.0% | Where the mean is greater than or equal to 40.0% and less than 50.0% the Honours degree shall be provisionally classified as a Third. |

Pass degree (not Honours) | 39.9% ≥ C ≥ 35.0% | Where the mean is greater than or equal to 35.0% and less than 40.0% the degree shall be provisionally awarded as a Pass degree. |

Fail | 34.9% ≥ C | Where the mean is less than 35.0% provisionally no degree shall be awarded. |

To be provisionally classified in the class indicated by the mean:

- for an Integrated Master’s degree, a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) in the final three years contributing to the degree classification, whole modules equating to at least 258 credits in total, including at least 90 credits taken in the final year.
- for an Honours degree (whether of three or four years’ duration), a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) in the final two years contributing to the degree classification, whole modules equating to at least 168 credits in total, including at least 80 credits taken in the final year.
- for a Pass degree (whether of three or four years’ duration), a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) in the final two years contributing to the degree classification, whole modules equating to at least 150 credits in total, including at least 50 credits taken in the final year.
- a candidate must achieve marks in that class or higher in whole modules, equating to at least 48 credits in total, which are named as a core or listed module. The 48 CATS at that class or higher is expected to be seen in the final year of the degree.

###### Graduation Benchmark

If you undertook assessments in term 3 of 2020 then the graduation benchmark will apply when your classification is determined.

The graduation benchmark is a calculation that is undertaken at the end of your degree. We will the calculate your overall final year average mark and degree classification as usual at the end of your final year, taking into account the actual marks from all your summative assessments in all years that count towards your degree classification (including those in Term 3 of your intermediate year (2019/20)).

We will also undertake a calculation where we remove these Term 3 marks from the degree calculation by working out a weighted average of all summative assessments taken in your intermediate year up to 13 March 2020 and using that weighted average in your overall degree calculation.

We will use whichever of the two calculations is higher (the graduation benchmark or the usual calculation of all marks) to determine the final classification of your degree.

Further information can be found at https://warwick.ac.uk/students/teaching_learning_assessments_summer2020/graduation-benchmark-intermediate-year