Each student in a cohort will be assigned a rank based on their Overall Weighted Mean mark and Cum Laude will be awarded to approximately the top 10% of students in the cohort. A Cum Laude Threshold mark will be calculated and any student whose Overall Weighted Mean mark is equal to or higher than this mark will be awarded Cum Laude.
The Cum Laude calculation process will calculate an index for approximately the top 10% of marks. If the cohort size is 25, the index will be 0.1 x 25 = 2.5 This will be rounded down to the nearest whole number to give an index of 2. Therefore, in a cohort of 25 students, 2 students will be eligible for Cum Laude.
If you defer some of your exams or you have some first sits in the Supplementary exam period, your Cum Laude award (if applicable) will be calculated in the Supplementary period. The calculation process in the Supplementary period is slightly different due to the much smaller numbers of students being considered for Cum Laude. You will not be assigned a rank, but if your Overall Weighted Mean mark is equal to or higher than the Cum Laude Threshold mark that was calculated in the Main Summer period you will be awarded Cum Laude.