What Percentage Is A Distinction At UNISA?
What Percentage Mark Is A Distinction At UNISA?
Should a student obtains a higher mark in a written examination at Unisa, the grade given to him or her is termed as distinction. When you receive a distinction grade, it is equivalent to an A or A+. Before a student will be awarded a distinction grade at Unisa, he/she is expected to obtain a higher grade consistently ( All A’s) in almost all modules and also show extra commitment, hard work and dedication which is been recognised by the authorities of the University.
A Unisa, if a student does not achieve a minimum mark of 40% in the summative assessment, his or her year mark will not be taken into account for the purpose of calculating the final examination mark. The predicate “with distinction” in a module will be recorded on the Academic Record and the Advance Statement of Results when a student achieves a final examination mark of 75%.
Modules passed with distinction are not reflected on the certificate. However, if a qualification has been obtained with distinction, this fact will be reflected on both the Advance Statement of results and the certificate
When Would A Student Receive Distinction At Unisa
A student at Unisa will only be awarded a distinction in the qualification should he or she has:
- passed all modules for the qualification at Unisa; and
- passed all final level modules on the first attempt; and
- attained an overall average of 75% in the qualification.
The minimum number of modules: You need to pass a minimum of 36 credits in your first year of study and then 48 credits in your second and further years of study.
Unisa Distinction Percentage Chart
Unisa follows a model based on the British system. thus, at the University of Cape Town and the University of South Africa (UNISA), the percentages are calibrated as follows: a 1st class pass is given for 75% and above, a second (division one) for 70 – 74%, a second (division two) for 60%-69%, and a third for 50 – 59%. Any lower than 40% is a failure. The University of the Witwatersrand considers an A to be 75% and above. Modules Per Semester Unisa 2023
Scale Grade Description Division Symbol
75.00 – 100.00 Distinction Pass: First Class A
70.00 – 74.99 Second Class Division One B+
60.00 – 69.99 Second Class Division Two B
50.00 – 59.99 Third Class C
0.00 – 49.99 Fail F
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If a student does not achieve a minimum mark of 40% in the summative assessment, his or her year mark will not be taken into account for the
purpose of calculating the final examination mark. Visit the official website of Unisa for More details and explanations.