When calculating degree classifications, if you encounter errors stating that a student has too many or insufficient credits, check whether you need to assign any of the student's modules to a different programme stage.
button in ES02 will show you the degree classification working out, which is a useful overview and a clear delineation of programme stages
Students will sometimes take modules from a lower or higher level than their current stage, registering for some LI (intermediate) modules in Year 3 or LH (honours) modules in Year 2.
To ensure that the degree classification auto-calculation process takes these modules into account at the Stage within which they were taken, a module may be manually assigned a different Stage in BIRMS.
Actions to take:
- Assign modules to the Stages when they were taken where appropriate – this should enable the degree classification calculation process to calculate these module accurately.
- As you will be assigning modules to a different Stage retrospectively once marks/recommendations have already been released, process these using the ‘Correction Approved’ (xxxKB) function in ME05.