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.