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Grades at UCT

Grades at UCT

The UCT grading system is one of percentage marks for course assessments with grades classified as first, second with divisions one and two and third.

Grades are awarded at the end of the semester for individual courses and are usually based on the final invigilated examination as well as continuous assessment through the semester (assignments, tutorials and tests).

When we release your final transcript, we will include a recommended grade conversion table which your home university can use as a guide for establishing equivalency with its own grading scales. As grade conversion varies from one university to another, you should liaise with your home institution for details about how it converts your UCT grades.

UCT grades

in the US

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

in the UK

75 - 100% First Class

A

A

1 (first)

70 - 74% Second Class (Division One)

B+

A

2.1 (upper second)

60 - 69% Second Class (Division Two)

B

B

2.2 (lower second)

50 - 59% Third Class

C

55 – 59% - C
50 – 55% - D

3 (third)

0 - 49% Fail

F

40 – 49% - E
30 – 39% - FX
0 – 29% - F

Fail

DPR: Duly performed certificate refused (not permitted to write examination)

F

F

Fail

AB: Absent from examination

F

F

Fail