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Student Alternative 2020/21 - Classification

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Student Alternative 2020/21

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Short nameCLASS

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

Applicable toEngland

All QualificationAwarded entities.

Valid entries and labels
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
16Award of Credit
913.60-4.00 GPA
923.00-3.59 GPA
932.20-2.99 GPA
942.00-2.19 GPA
950.00-1.99 GPA

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.

Code 14 - Pass can be used for undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications which do not attract any form of class or grade e.g. Postgraduate research students.

It is expected the CLASS for HND and HNC qualifications would be coded 12, 13 or 14.

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

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Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Element: CLASS
Related fields
Date modified2021-05-26
Change management notesAdditional guidance added for further clarification on how HND and HNC qualifications are coded.

Contact Liaison by email or on +44 (0)1242 388 531.