University funding body calls for a shake-up of degree system

UK“The ancient system of classing degrees as firsts, upper or lower seconds, or thirds needs to be updated or changed, the university funding body says today. Classes of degrees could be accompanied or even replaced by a certificate giving the points scored by graduates. The current bands are too vague and should be refined, according to a report commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) …” (more)

[Nicola Woolcock, Times, 1 October]

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