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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

College1st2.12.23rdotherTotalNorrington
Score
Rank
Balliol435382 10673.96%4
Brasenose28609  9769.69%22
Christ Church37844  12571.20%12
Corpus Christi233661 6671.52%10
Exeter3152102 9570.11%20
Harris Manchester7132  2270.91%14
Hertford387851 12271.31%11
Jesus306541 10070.80%15
Keble4163121 11771.62%9
Lady Margaret Hall327582 11768.89%28
Lincoln28484  8073.00%5
Magdalen515571 11476.32%1
Mansfield204141 6670.30%17
Merton265191 8769.43%25
New55764  13575.70%2
Oriel27518  8670.70%16
Pembroke17827  10665.09%30
Queen's265971 9369.25%26
Somerville327182 11369.20%27
St Anne's357611 11371.86%8
St Catherine's458061 13272.42%6
St Edmund Hall307991 11968.24%29
St Hilda's30793  11270.18%18
St Hugh's3873122 12569.60%24
St John's406510  11572.17%7
St Peter's27705  10269.61%23
Trinity25562118570.12%19
University357092 11669.83%21
Wadham455791 11274.11%3
Worcester35628 110671.13%13
PPH1st2.12.23rdotherTotalNorrington
Score
Rank
Blackfriars 1   160.00%4
Regent's Park627   3367.27%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
 1st2.12.23rdotherTotal
Grand Total9911,9402062623,165


Notes

Note: This is final 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.