Bachelor of Physiotherapy: From September 2013

Please note that the levels of study referred to below are those used in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ).

SCOPE: The following degree classification algorithm applies to all students entering Level 4 or repeating Level 4 in full from September 2013 onwards.

To obtain a Bachelor’s degree award of BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, a student must pass 120 credits at Level 4, 120 credits at Level 5 and 120 credits at Level 6.  Condonement of failure in any year, is not normally permitted. Clinical elements of the programme cannot be condoned or compensated.

A student’s degree classification will be calculated as follows:

FIRST CLASS HONOURS

A weighted average module mark of at least 70%;

OR a weighted average module mark of at least 67%  AND at least 60 Level 6 credits all gained from modules with a mark of 70 or higher;


SECOND CLASS HONOURS (Division I)

A weighted average module mark of at least 60%;

OR a weighted average module mark of at least 57% AND at least 60 Level 6 credits all gained from modules with a mark of 60 or higher;


SECOND CLASS HONOURS (Division II)

A weighted average module mark of at least 50%;

OR a weighted average module mark of at least 47% AND at least 60 Level 6 credits all gained from modules with a mark of 50 or higher;


THIRD CLASS HONOURS

A weighted average module mark of at least 40%.


PASS

A weighted average module mark of at least 35%.


DEFINITIONS:

Weighted average module markthe sum of one third of the average module mark obtained at Level 5 and two thirds of the average module mark obtained at Level 6.  In cases where, either at Level 5 or Level 6, more than 120 credits of modules are required or taken, the 120 credits with the highest module marks will be used in the classification process.

Module: a 15 CATS-credit unit

NOTES:

(a) For students repeating a year of study at Level 5 or 6 it will be the marks achieved for modules taken in the repeat year that will be used in the classification.

(b) Re-assessment of Semester 2 Level 6 modules is not offered until degree results have been classified. Only students who fail to achieve a degree, are only awarded a pass degree at the first attempt or have approved extenuating circumstances at first attempt will be offered re-assessment of Level 6 modules. These students will remain eligible for an honours degree if re-assessment is successfully completed to the standard required for an honours degree.

(c) A candidate who fails to attain the standard required for the award of a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy but is entitled to an intermediate award or pass degree, will not be eligible for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. The title of any such award will be BSc (Hons) 'Health and Rehabilitation'.