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Undergraduate Degree Classifications

The tables below list the degree classifications awarded to each college for the academic year 2015/16.

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 2015/16

College1st2.12.23rdotherTotalNorrington
Score
Rank
Balliol375642 9774.43%7
Brasenose41597  10774.02%8
Christ Church34767 11870.00%24
Corpus Christi23405  6872.06%16
Exeter255922 8870.00%24
Harris Manchester6101  1772.94%11
Hertford307131 10570.48%23
Jesus31555  9172.53%13
Keble416314  11871.53%17
Lady Margaret Hall35698  11271.07%21
Lincoln27507  8471.19%19
Magdalen395611 9775.46%3
Mansfield1838416367.62%29
Merton32383  7376.71%2
New416613  12071.50%18
Oriel38339  8076.75%1
Pembroke36545 9872.45%14
Queen's216781 9766.60%30
Somerville326451 10271.18%20
St Anne's33739  11569.91%26
St Catherine's467651 12873.28%10
St Edmund Hall3856101 10572.19%15
St Hilda's30756  11169.73%27
St Hugh's396793 11870.68%22
St John's37665  10872.78%12
St Peter's23577  8768.97%28
Trinity34455  8475.00%5
University42553  10175.45%4
Wadham46628  11674.48%6
Worcester42696  11773.33%9
PPH1st2.12.23rdotherTotalNorrington
Score
Rank
Blackfriars       
Regent's Park523  3164.52%2
Ripon222  666.67%1
St Benet's Hall10   1163.64%4
St Stephen's House18   964.44%3
Wycliffe Hall161  862.50%5
 1st2.12.23rdotherTotal
Grand Total1,0071,7741901632,990


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.