Undergraduate Degree Classifications
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Undergraduate Degree Classifications

The tables below list the degree classifications awarded to each college for the academic year 2012/13.

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 2013, for the degrees of: B.A., B.F.A., B.Th., M.Biochem., M.Chem., M.Earth Sci., M.Eng., M.Math., M.Phys.

College Undergraduate Degree Classifications 2012/13

(sorted alphabetically)

  Grade  Norrington
Score
 
 College1st2.12.23rdotherTotalRank
CollegeBalliol386253 10872.04%10
 Brasenose33566  9572.63%8
 Christ Church367613  12569.44%17
 Corpus Christi18478  7367.67%24
 Exeter196181 8966.29%28
 Harris Manchester9151  2573.60%5
 Hertford3573102 12069.33%18
 Jesus336461 10471.15%14
 Keble298963112866.72%27
 Lady Margaret Hall198081110964.59%30
 Lincoln344971 9172.97%7
 Magdalen41608  10973.58%6
 Mansfield19365  6071.00%15
 Merton35453  8376.14%4
 New52595  11677.07%1
 Oriel304310  8372.05%9
 Pembroke31607  9871.22%13
 Queen's2856143 10167.13%26
 Somerville2171101 10365.83%29
 St Anne's406961111771.79%12
 St Catherine's3686121 13568.59%21
 St Edmund Hall33679  10970.46%16
 St Hilda's296911  10968.62%20
 St Hugh's2970121 11267.86%23
 St John's495181 10976.15%3
 St Peter's235662 8768.28%22
 Trinity37482  8776.32%2
 University2761121110267.25%25
 Wadham338951 12869.22%19
 Worcester397161 11771.97%11
PPHBlackfriars 1   160.00%5
 Regent's Park522 1 2865.71%2
 Ripon221  572.00%1
 St Benet's Hall118   1962.11%4
 St Stephen's House 41  556.00%6
 Wycliffe Hall3142  1964.21%3
Grand Total 9461,9002332643,109  

College Undergraduate Degree Classifications 2012/13

(sorted by rank)

CollegeScoreRank
New77.07%1
Trinity76.32%2
St John's76.15%3
Merton76.14%4
Harris Manchester73.60%5
Magdalen73.58%6
Lincoln72.97%7
Brasenose72.63%8
Oriel72.05%9
Balliol72.04%10
Worcester71.97%11
St Anne's71.79%12
Pembroke71.22%13
Jesus71.15%14
Mansfield71.00%15
St Edmund Hall70.46%16
Christ Church69.44%17
Hertford69.33%18
Wadham69.22%19
St Hilda's68.62%20
St Catherine's68.59%21
St Peter's68.28%22
St Hugh's67.86%23
Corpus Christi67.67%24
University67.25%25
Queen's67.13%26
Keble66.72%27
Exeter66.29%28
Somerville65.83%29
Lady Margaret Hall64.59%30

Permanent Private Hall Undergraduate Degree Classifications 2012/13

(sorted by rank)

PPHScoreRank
Ripon72.00%1
Regent's Park65.71%2
Wycliffe Hall64.21%3
St Benet's Hall62.11%4
Blackfriars60.00%5
St Stephen's House56.00%6


Notes

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.