Grade Point Average (GPA)

The Grade Point Average is a calculation of your average grade or result. This can be calculated on a yearly basis, or for your course as a whole. It is calculated on the following basis:

  • Each grade is assigned a number known as the grade point .

  • The higher the grade, the higher the corresponding grade point.

Grade points for some of the most common grades are as follows:

Grade or result

Grade Point

High Distinction

7

Distinction

6

Credit

5

Pass

4

Fail

1.5

Examples

If you complete two subjects (both worth 3 credit points) and receive a Credit in one and a Pass in the other, then your Grade Point Average will be 4.5.

If your subjects have different credit point values (for example, one 3-credit-point subject and one 6-credit-point subject) this is taken into account in calculating your GPA to a formula. If you received a Credit in the 6-credit-point subject, and a Pass in the 3-credit-point subject, then your GPA will be 4.66. This is calculated with the following formula:

(subject credit points x grade point) + (subject credit points x grade point)

_______________________________________________

Total number of credit points for all subjects

This is the calculation for Example 2:

(6 x 5) +(3 x 4)

_____________

=

30 + 12

____________

= 4.66

(6 + 3)

9

All currently used grades and their corresponding grade points

Grade*

Grade Point

Grade*

Grade Point

HD

7

SPC

3

D

6

SP-

3

C

5

N

1.5

P

4

SN

1.5

SP

4

X

0

PC

3

SX

0

P-

3

WF

0

Currently used grades that do not count towards GPA

Grade

Grade

AI

S

ED

SS

KU

SU

NS

TR

RW

U

More information

See Subject results and grades explained.