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Undergraduate Degree Classifications

The tables below list the degree classifications awarded to each college for the academic year 2014/15.

They also display an assigned 'Norrington score' for each college. The Norrington score, developed by Sir Arthur Norrington, former President of Trinity, in the 1960s, provides a way of measuring the performance of students at each college in finals. The Norrington score is based on the classifications of undergraduate degrees awarded and expressed as a percentage, rounded to two decimal places. It is calculated by attaching a score of 5 to a 1st class degree, 3 to a 2:1 degree, 2 to a 2:2 degree, 1 to a 3rd class degree and 0 to a pass, Honours Pass and Unclassified Honours. The percentage expressed is calculated by dividing the total college score by the total possible score the college could attain (ie number of degrees awarded per college x score of 5)

The score allows a ranking of colleges. However, since the numbers of degrees awarded per college are small, the rankings should be treated with caution.

Results recorded Trinity Term 2015, for the degrees of: BA, BFA, BMBCH, BTh, MBiochem, MChem, MCompSci, MEarthSci, MEng, MMath, MMathCompSci, MMathPhil, MPhys, MPhysPhil.

College Undergraduate Degree Classifications 2014/15

(sorted alphabetically)

  Grade  Norrington
Score
 
 College1st2.12.23rdotherTotalRank
CollegeBalliol435382 10673.96%4
 Brasenose28609  9769.69%24
 Christ Church36834  12371.06%15
 Corpus Christi233661 6671.52%10
 Exeter3052102 9469.79%22
 Harris Manchester7132  2270.91%16
 Hertford377751 12071.17%14
 Jesus306431 9871.22%13
 Keble4162111 11572.00%9
 Lady Margaret Hall327472 11569.22%26
 Lincoln28484  8073.00%5
 Magdalen515571 11476.32%1
 Mansfield204141 6670.30%18
 Merton255191 8669.07%27
 New52764  13275.15%2
 Oriel27497  8371.33%12
 Pembroke17817  10565.14%30
 Queen's265971 9369.25%25
 Somerville317182 11268.93%28
 St Anne's357411 11172.07%8
 St Catherine's457961 13172.52%6
 St Edmund Hall307991 11968.24%29
 St Hilda's30792  11170.45%17
 St Hugh's3873121 12470.00%21
 St John's406510  11572.17%7
 St Peter's27695  10169.70%23
 Trinity25562118570.12%19
 University357082 11570.09%20
 Wadham455791 11274.11%3
 Worcester35627 110571.43%11
PPHBlackfriars 1   160.00%4
 Regent's Park626   3267.50%3
 Ripon1721 1156.36%6
 St Benet's Hall 131  1458.57%5
 St Stephen's House332  870.00%1
 Wycliffe Hall491  1470.00%1
Grand Total 9831,9271992523,136  

College Undergraduate Degree Classifications 2014/15

(sorted by rank)

CollegeScoreRank
Magdalen76.32%1
New75.15%2
Wadham74.11%3
Balliol73.96%4
Lincoln73.00%5
St Catherine's72.52%6
St John's72.17%7
St Anne's72.07%8
Keble72.00%9
Corpus Christi71.52%10
Worcester71.43%11
Oriel71.33%12
Jesus71.22%13
Hertford71.17%14
Christ Church71.06%15
Harris Manchester70.91%16
St Hilda's70.45%17
Mansfield70.30%18
Trinity70.12%19
University70.09%20
St Hugh's70.00%21
Exeter69.79%22
St Peter's69.70%23
Brasenose69.69%24
Queen's69.25%25
Lady Margaret Hall69.22%26
Merton68.07%27
Somerville68.93%28
St Edmund Hall68.24%29
Pembroke65.14%30

Permanent Private Hall Undergraduate Degree Classifications 2014/15

(sorted by rank)

PPHScoreRank
St Stephen's House70.00%1
Wycliffe Hall70.00%1
Regent's Park67.50%3
Blackfriars60.00%4
St Benet's Hall58.57%5
Ripon56.36%6


Notes

Note: This is interim data.

Note: 'Pass' column includes results recorded as Pass, Honours Pass and Unclassified Honours.

Note: The Norrington Score is based on the classifications of undergraduate degrees awarded. It is calculated by attaching a score of 5 to a 1st class degree, 3 to a 2:1 degree, 2 to a 2:2 degree and 1 to a 3rd class degree. The total score is expressed as a percentage of the maximum possible score (ie 5 x number of degrees awarded).

Note: Norrington Score is rounded to 2 decimal places.

Source: Student record data.