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Student Alternative 2019/20 - Classification

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Student Alternative 2019/20

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Classification


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valid entries
Typefield
Short nameCLASS
Description

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

Applicable toEngland Scotland
Coverage

All qualification awarded records where QualificationsAwarded.QUAL = M22, M26, M28, H00, H11, H12, H16, H18, H22, H23, H24, H50, I00, I11, I12, I16.

Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
01First class honours
02Upper second class honours
03Lower second class honours
05Third 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
12Distinction
13Merit
14Pass
Notes

Codes 12-14 are only available for students who have achieved an integrated taught masters degree. Providers may return these students using codes 01-11 if these are more meaningful.

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.

Postgraduate research students who do not receive any form of class or grade will need to be returned as code 14 - Pass.

If you award qualifications with a class not represented in this coding frame, please contact Liaison.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required To monitor and report on achievement. Derivatives of this field are used frequently in analysis.
Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: CLASS
Related fields
OwnerHESA
Version1.2
Date modified2020-06-26
Change management notesGuidance updated to advise providers to contact liaison if they award qualifications with a class not represented in the coding frame. Additional guidance added for Postgraduate research students who do not receive any form of class or grade.

Contact Liaison by email or on 01242 211144.