Posted by: pjakubo86 | March 27, 2007

Grades and stuff

Hey, for everyone at home and in Sydney, here is how our grades break down:

USYD Grade            %            Butler Grade
        HD               85-100                A
         D                 80-84                 A-
         D                 75-79                 B+
         C                 70-74                 B
         C                 65-69                 B-
         P                 60-64                 C+
         P                 50-59                 C
      PCON             46-49                  D    (Not all faculties award this grade)
         F                   <50                   F

And here is what the University of Sydney says as for the breakdown of grades:

  • High Distinction (85-100%): 7%
  • Distinction (75-84%): 18%
  • Credit (65-74%): 40%
  • Pass/Fail: 35%

High Distinction 85-100

  • Treatment of material evidences an advanced synthesis of ideas
  • Demonstration of initiative, complex understanding and analysis
  • Work is well-written and stylistically sophisticated, including appropriate referencing, clarity, and some creativity where appropriate
  • All criteria addressed to a high level

Distinction 75-84

  • Treatment of material evidences an advanced understanding of ideas
  • Demonstration of initiative, complex understanding and analysis
  • Work is well-written and stylistically strong
  • All criteria addressed strongly

Credit 65-74

  • Treatment of material displays a good understanding of ideas
  • Work is well-written and stylistically sound, with a minimum of syntactical errors
  • All criteria addressed clearly

Pass 50-64

  • Treatment of material indicates a satisfactory understanding of ideas
  • Work is adequately written, with some syntactical errors
  • Most criteria addressed adequately

Fail 0-49

  • Treatment of ideas indicates an inadequate understanding of ideas
  • Written style inappropriate to task; major problems with expression
  • Most criteria not clearly or adequately addressed
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