Reasoning behind postgraduate grading scheme at Faculty of Education

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Dear University of Cambridge,

First, I would like to know why the cut off mark for a distinction at the MPhil level was raised from 70% to 75%. An official statement or minutes taken during the official meeting where this policy was decided would be much appreciated.

Secondly, I would also like to know whether these grades are objective i.e. whether students with a score of 70 - 74 at Cambridge, are likely to receive the same numerical scores at other universities, where this grade range might be the equivalent of a distinction.

Yours faithfully,
Ms. Smith

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Regards,

Information Compliance Office
University of Cambridge
Governance and Compliance Division, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
E: [University of Cambridge request email]

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