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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
Balliol37577  9973.94%8
Brasenose42597  10874.26%7
Christ Church35777 12070.17%24
Corpus Christi23406  6971.59%15
Exeter255922 8870.00%25
Harris Manchester6101  1772.94%11
Hertford317131 10670.75%20
Jesus31555 9271.74%14
Keble416315  11971.26%17
Lady Margaret Hall35708 11470.53%23
Lincoln27507  8471.19%19
Magdalen395721 9974.95%3
Mansfield1838416367.62%29
Merton32384  7476.22%1
New416614  12171.24%18
Oriel383410  8276.10%2
Pembroke36545 9872.45%13
Queen's2167101 9966.06%30
Somerville336451 10371.46%16
St Anne's33739  11569.91%26
St Catherine's467751 12973.18%10
St Edmund Hall385710110870.74%21
St Hilda's30768  11469.12%27
St Hugh's396793 11870.68%22
St John's37666  10972.48%12
St Peter's23579  8968.31%28
Trinity34465  8574.82%5
University43584  10674.91%4
Wadham47696  11774.70%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%3
St Stephen's House18  1062.00%5
Wycliffe Hall161  862.50%4
 1st2.12.23rdotherTotal
Grand Total1,0131,7862061763,028


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.