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HESA Student Record 2007/08 - Classification

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HESA Student Record 2007/08

Fields required from institutions in Northern Ireland


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Short nameCLASS

This field is used to indicate the qualification class that the student obtained.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

Compulsory for all qualifications awarded records where (QualificationsAwarded.QUAL = M22, H00, H11, H16, H18, H22, H23, H24, H50, I00, I11, I16). Also compulsory for those students who have achieved a relevant FE qualification (i.e. where a grade is meaningful) at institutions in England and Wales, that is with QUAL codes beginning, P, Q, R, S and X

Base data typeCLASSCodeType
Field length2
Part of
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Reason required

To monitor achievement.


Only codes 01-11 should be used for students who have achieved an undergraduate degree qualification.

Enhanced degrees should be coded 07 'Unclassified honours', if not classified.

HESA aggregates codes 07, 08, 10 and 11 as "unclassified".

Medical degrees which are not honours programmes should be coded 10 or 11.

Codes 51-90 are the codes to be used for FE level students at institutions in England and Wales. A grade should be returned for all qualifications where the grade is meaningful. Other codes should not be used for FE level students.

Date modified2008-07-31
Change management notesAmended business rule 1
Business rules

QualificationsAwarded.CLASS must exist where QualificationsAwarded.QUAL = M22, H00, H11, H16, H18, H22, H23, H24, H50, I00, I11, I16


QualificationsAwarded.CLASS code 04 is only available where Institution.UKPRN = 10007788


QualificationsAwarded.CLASS must be coded 01 - 11 where QualificationsAwarded.QUAL = M22, H00, H11, H16, H18, H22, H23, H24, H50, I00, I11, I16


For institutions in England or Wales QualificationsAwarded.CLASS codes 51 - 90 are only available where QualificationsAwarded.QUAL begins P, Q, R, S or X


QualificationsAwarded.CLASS must be coded 07 - 11 where QualificationsAwarded.QUAL = I00, I11 or I16

Schema components
Element: CLASS
Valid entries and labels
01First class honours
02Upper second class honours
03Lower second class honours
04Undivided second class honours
05Third class honours
06Fourth class honours
07Unclassified honours
08Aegrotat (whether to honours or pass)
09Pass - degree awarded without honours following an honours course
10Ordinary (to include divisions of ordinary, if any) - degree awarded after following a non-honours course
11General degree - degree awarded after following a non-honours course/degree that was not available to be classified
51A FE
52B FE
53C FE
54D FE
55E FE
56F FE
57G FE
61N FE
62U FE
63X FE
64A* FE
65Y FE
71Pass FE
72Merit FE
73Distinction FE
74Fail FE
811 FE
822 FE
833 FE
844 FE
855 FE
866 FE
877 FE
888 FE
899 FE
9010 FE

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