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How is a grade point average (GPA) calculated?

Grade point average is the calculation of a student's average performance over a specified period, such as a teaching period, an academic year, or over the duration of the program. The calculation is based on the grade, the grade point value associated with that grade, and the unit value of each course.

The grade point average (GPA) is calculated as follows:

The sum of (grade points x course unit values), divided by the sum of the course unit values.

The grade point for each grade is as follows:

Grade Assessment Symbol Grade Point Notional %

High Distinction

HD

7

85-100

Distinction

D

6

75-84

Credit

C

5

65-74

Pass Level 1

P1

4.5

55-64

Pass Level 2

P2

4

50-54

Conceded Pass^

CP

3

-

Fail Level 1

F1

1.5

40-49

Fail Level 2

F2

1

0-39

Withdraw- not fail*

W

-

-

Withdraw fail^^

WF

1.5

-

Incomplete**

I

-

-

Non-graded pass

NGP

-

-

Exemption

EX

-

-

* Student withdrew from the course (without penalty) on or before the date prescribed by the Academic Director for the withdrawal without a failure.

^A conceded pass is awarded on the last course to complete the Diploma, where the notional percentage is 45-49

^^ Student withdrew from the course after the date prescribed by the Academic Director for the withdrawal without a failure.

** The assessment for the course is incomplete and an extension of time has been allowed.

Example 1:

Trimester Grade Grade Point Unit Value~ Grade Value

Course 1

C

5

4.5

5 x 4.5 = 22.5

Course 2

C

5

4.5

5 x 4.5 = 22.5

Course 3

P1

4.5

4.5

4.5 x 4.5 = 20.25

Course 4

P2

4

4.5

4 x 4.5=18

Total

 

 

18

83.25

Calculation

Divide the grade value total by the unit value total. GPA should be calculated to the second decimal only 83.25 divided 18 = GPA 4.62

~ The unit value of all SAIBT Diploma courses across Stage 1 and Stage 2 = 4.5.