ECTS Grading Scale
Credit System and Grading
The scale is a mechanism to convert grades from one grading system to
another without replacing local grading systems. In other words, the
scale provides a common denominator to give assessment of student achievement.
The ECTS grading scale is not meant to replace the Queen Maud University College's grading system,
but to be used optionally, and in addition, for ERASMUS students.
year normally runs from mid-August to mid-June and lasts for 10 months.
are measured in “studiepoeng”, considered equivalent to the European Credit
Transfer System standard (ECTS credits). The full-time workload for one
academic year is 1500-1800 hours of study / 60 “studiepoeng”.
Norwegian grading system consists of two grading scales: one scale with the
grades pass or fail and one graded scale from A to E for pass and F for fail.
The graded scale has the following qualitative descriptions:
A – Excellent
B – Very good C – Good D – Satisfactory E – Sufficient F –
The scale is used absolutely (criterion referenced assessment).
A Excellent – An excellent
performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent
judgement and a very high degree of independent thinking.
B Very good – A
very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a
high degree of independent thinking.
C Good – A good performance in most areas.
The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgment and independent
thinking in the most important areas.
D Satisfactory – A
satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate
demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
E Sufficient – A
performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate
demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
F Fail – A performance
that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an
absence of both judgement and independent thinking.