Dear assessor,

After examining the thesis please provide a recommended mark in each of the following categories.

As a general guide, a first-class honours student is expected to obtain a mark above 85, a second-class (division one) student a mark above 75, a second-class (division two) student a mark above 65, and a third-class student above 50. A thesis that contains significant new work with the exposition displayed in the thesis to the standard of a publication in a good journal would be expected to receive a mark above 95.

FYI the percentiles for past Honours theses over 2017-2020 are indicated below. Half of our students got a thesis mark > 87, 10% got >95.