Of the 116 Wadham undergraduates who took Finals this summer, 46 received firsts. Among those achieving outstanding results were Andrew Mummery (Physics, 2014) who was ranked number one in the University, winning The Scott Prize for the best performance in the MPhys examination. His tutorial partner Joe Huxford (Physics, 2014) was ranked number 2 in the University, winning The Gibbs Prize for performance in the MPhys examination and the Rolls Royce Prize for innovation in an MPhys project.
Warden of Wadham College, Ken Macdonald QC commented: “We are very proud of all our students and these results are a tribute to the hard work, intellectual energy and commitment of our 2018 finalists, reflecting the excellence of teaching here at Wadham. Over the past five years Wadham has averaged seventh place in the Norrington Table and we are delighted that the College is consistently ranked in the top ten. Wadham’s academic record demonstrates that fair access, international reach and academic excellence go hand in hand.”
The Norrington Table includes the results of all students who have completed and gained an award on an undergraduate degree programme available for classification (i.e. all full-time undergraduate programmes except BMBCH, Cert Theology and Dip Legal Studies). The Norrington Score is based on the classifications of undergraduate degrees awarded and expressed as a percentage, rounded to two decimal places. It is calculated by attaching a score of 5 to a 1st class degree, 3 to a 2:1 degree, 2 to a 2:2 degree, 1 to a 3rd class degree and 0 to a Pass, Honours Pass and Unclassified Honours. The percentage expressed is calculated by dividing the total college score by the total possible score the college could attain (i.e. number of degrees awarded per college x score of 5).