Extended Common Marking Scheme
This page sets out the schemes used by the University in the marking of assessments.
Common Marking Schemes
The University operates the following Common Marking Schemes:
- CMS1: Undergraduate degree assessment (except BVM&S and MBChB)
- CMS2: Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S)
- CMS3: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
- CMS4: Postgraduate Assessment Mark
CMS 1: Undergraduate Degree Assessment (except BVM&S and MBChB)
|Honours Class||Mark (%)||Grade||Non-Honours Description|
|2.2||50-59||C||Performance at a level showing the potential to achieve at least a lower second class honours degree|
|3rd||40-49||D||Pass, may not be sufficient for progression to an honours programme|
Classification of results
Column 1 applies to all final honours assessment that is classified and is to be used for the overall classification of honours degrees. The notation in columns 1, 2 or 3 may be used for the classification of each paper or discretely identified unit of assessment employed by the Board of Examiners in determining the overall classification.
CMS2: Assessment for Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S)
CMS2 applies to all assessments including all professional degree examinations in Veterinary Medicine. The marks, grades and descriptions in those columns apply both to the overall result and to individual units of assessment contributing to the overall result. Professional degrees may be awarded with distinction in Veterinary Medicine, but are not otherwise classified.
CMS3: Assessment for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
|50-59||E||Marginal Fail (can be compensated where appropriate)|
This scheme applies to all examinations related to the MBChB. There is the potential for exemption for specific items of assessment. Professional degrees may be awarded with honours in Medicine, but are not otherwise classified.
CMS4:Postgraduate Assessment Mark
|90-100||A1||An excellent performance, satisfactory for a distinction|
|80-89||A2||An excellent performance, satisfactory for a distinction|
|70-79||A3||An excellent performance, satisfactory for a distinction|
|60-69||B||A very good performance|
|50-59||C||A good performance, satisfactory for a masters degree|
|40-49||D||A satisfactory performance for the diploma and certificate, but inadequate for a masters degree|