Presentation on theme: "Grade Point Average December 2012. Why change? Problems with degree classification – wide variations in performance leading to same degree class, lack."— Presentation transcript:
Why change? Problems with degree classification – wide variations in performance leading to same degree class, lack of detailed information for employers (leading to use of ‘A’ levels for initial cut), cliff edges, UK focused. GPA give granular judgements and is understood internationally BUT UK employers not generally familiar with GPA, costs of change, possible impact on student recruitment for early adopters
The National Group Birmingham Bristol LSE Nottingham Sheffield UCL Warwick, York Interest from Kings College London, Leeds, Manchester, Southampton, Oxford Brookes
The work of the National Group Early 2011 – PVCs from a number of universities gather to consider GPA as an alternative to degree classes June 2011 – The group makes public its consideration of a move to GPA Early 2012 – The group develops a proposed GPA model 2012 – Members of the group conduct deliberations on GPA within their institutions.
Outline of National Model Letter grades A+ to F earning grade points from 4.25 down to 0. ‘Hinge’ of bottom of 2:1 being equivalent to GPA of 3.0 Universities to formulate their own regulations relating to progression, weighting and award of degrees. Statistical analysis of the application of the National Model undertaken by Nottingham and Birmingham
GradeStandardGrade PointUK descriptor A+Excellent4.25Top 1 st AExcellent4.00Good 1 st A-Excellent3.75Low 1 st B+Good3.50High 2:1 BGood3.25Mid 2:1 B-Good/Satisfactory3.00Low 2:1 C+Satisfactory2.75High 2:2 CSatisfactory2.50Mid 2:2 C-Satisfactory2.25Low 2:2 D+Adequate2.003 rd DPass1.00Low 3 rd or pass D-Marginal Fail0.50Marginal Fail FFail0.00Fail