NCUK IFY Courses & Entry Requirements
International Foundation Year (IFY)
To gain entry to the NCUK University Partners students need to pass all subject modules and English for Academic Purpose (EAP)*. The final subject marks are given as grades and these grades equate to points. This is shown in the table below.
|NCUK IFY Grade||IFY Marking Criteria:||Percentage||NCUK IFY Points|
|A*||Exceptional performance. Clear logical thinking, lucidly expressed. Evidence of originality.||80+%||140|
|A||Excellent – demonstrated learning of a high standard with clear evidence of application and synthesis.||70-80%||120|
|B||Good – demonstrated competence, well-developed approach to the subject. Ability to apply concepts and synthesise material.||60-70%||100|
|C||Satisfactory – average performance, demonstrated strengths and weaknesses. Reasonable knowledge and understanding of the subject.||50-60%||80|
|D||Adequate – sufficient performance. Work characterised by errors and omissions. Some misunderstandings of basic concepts and principles.||40-50%||60|
|E||Barely adequate performance. Weak understanding of conceptual frameworks. Many errors and omissions, confused exposition of issues. Poor understanding of class notes and/or little evidence of independent study.||35-40%||40|
|U||Ungraded – totally insubstantial, absent, incomplete or inadequate work.||0|
IFY entry requirements
Some partners will refer to points rather than grades – where partners refer to points please use the following equivalence points table to convert to Grades. Please note; EAP is not used in the points calculations ( only contents subject are used).
English Language Requirements
All students are required to have a sufficient command of English in order to cope with the demands of a degree course. For students from most countries, this means they must study English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in order to improve their reading, writing, listening & speaking