Grades

Your assessed work will be graded according to the AIHE Schedule of Grades  using the following final grades.

The grade will be awarded where there is evidence that a student has demonstrated at least an adequate level of knowledge/ understanding/ competencies/ skills required for meeting subject outcomes and satisfactorily completing essential assessment tasks.

A score in the range of 50-64 will be awarded.

The grade will be awarded where there is evidence that a student has demonstrated a sound level of knowledge/ understanding/ competencies/ skills required for meeting subject outcomes at a proficient standard.

The student would normally have attained a sound knowledge of the subject matter contained in set texts or reading materials and have done wider reading; demonstrated familiarity with and application of, a range of major academic debates, approaches, methodologies and conceptual tools.

Students should have a reasonable opportunity of reaching this grade provided they have completed all course requirements, demonstrated proficiency in the full range of course outcomes and shown considerable evidence of a sound capacity to work with the range of relevant subject matter.

A score in the range of 65-74 will be awarded.

The grade will be awarded where there is evidence that a student has demonstrated advanced knowledge/ understanding/ competencies/ skills required for meeting subject outcomes and completing assessment tasks at a high standard.

The student would normally have attained an advanced knowledge of the subject matter contained in set texts or reading materials and have done wider reading; demonstrated sound understanding and application of, a range of major academic debates, approaches, methodologies and conceptual tools.

The grade should reflect very high-quality work which shows the student generally works at a level which is beyond the requirements of the subject outcomes and is developing a capacity for original and creative thinking.

A score in the range of 75-84 will be awarded.

The grade will be awarded where there is evidence that a student demonstrated the acquisition of an advanced knowledge/understanding/competencies /skills required for meeting subject outcomes and passing the range of subject elements at the highest level.

The student would normally have attained an in-depth knowledge of and have consistently demonstrated a high level of proficiency at applying a range of major academic debates, approaches, methodologies and conceptual tools and shown evidence of combining knowledge of the subject matter with original and creative thinking.

The grade will be awarded in recognition of the highest level of academic achievement expected of a student at a given subject level.

A score in the range of 85-100 will be awarded.

The grade will be awarded in a subject that is assessed only on a pass or fail basis, where a satisfactory level of performance has been achieved. The grade may be awarded to reflect:

  • that the student has achieved mastery of the subject content; and
  • that the student has satisfactorily completed subject requirements or contractual requirements where these forms a prerequisite or condition of passing, or continuing with a program of study.

The Non-Graded Pass is awarded on a pass/fail basis and a score would not normally be assigned. The grade may encompass any level of achievement from satisfactory performance through to outstanding performance.

A subject assessed as NGP will not be counted for the purposes of applying Grade Point Average to the grading system.

The grade will be awarded if a student is unable to demonstrate satisfactory academic performance in the subject or has failed to complete essential subject elements or required assessment tasks at an acceptable level, in accordance with subject outcomes.

A score in the range of 0-49 will be awarded.