Wadham celebrates top ten results

28th June 2021

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Wadham College has been placed sixth among Oxford colleges in the Oxford University Norrington table rankings published this month.

From a total of 137 Wadham undergraduates taking final examinations in 2019/20, 74 achieved firsts and 58 achieved 2:1s.

Warden of Wadham College Ken Macdonald QC commented. “I am delighted that Wadham has been placed so highly in the Norrington Table. I do think it a great tribute to our tutors, lecturers and finalists that such academic distinction has been achieved in this most difficult of years.”  

“Our welfare teams have been absolutely outstanding in the face of all the challenges that the pandemic has thrown up. Congratulations to last year’s finalists on this great achievement,” he added.

Wadham traditionally performs well on the Norrington Table. Over the past decade it has, on average, been placed ninth amongst the 30 undergraduate colleges. Wadham students excelled in a number of subjects: History (10 Firsts out of 11 students); Maths (6 Firsts out of 7 students); and Oriental Studies (6 Firsts out of 7 students).

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).

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