Firsts rise again

“The percentage of students gaining first-class honours rose again in 2008-09. Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency released today show that 14 per cent of undergraduates were awarded firsts, up from 13 per cent in 2007-08. The percentage taking home upper seconds was unchanged at 48 per cent …” (more)

[Melanie Newman, Times Higher Education, 14 January]

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