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Grade Point Average

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is the average of all grades achieved throughout a

course.

A 4-point GPA scale assigns grade values as follows: High distinction (4.0),

Distinction (3.0), Credit (2.0) and Pass (1.0).

Each Unit in a course is assigned a number of points which are used to weight the

grade value for the Unit.

weighted grade value = grade value × points

These weighted grade values are then averaged to give the GPA.

GPA = (total of weighted grade values) ÷ (total of points)

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xample

The calculations for Units 1 and 2, assigned 6 and 12 points respectively, are

shown below.

Unit 1: Grade Distinction, Grade value 3.0

Points 6, Weighted grade value 18.0

Unit 2: Grade Credit, Grade value 2.0

Points 12, Weighted grade value 24.0

Totals: Points 18, Weighted grade value 42.0

GPA: 2.3

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For the example given, what is the GPA if Units 1 and 2 are assigned 9 points each

(rather than 6 and 12)?

Round your answer to one decimal place.

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For the example given, what is the GPA if

• the grade for Unit 1 is unchanged, and

• a High Distinction (rather than a Credit) is awarded for Unit 2?

Round your answer to one decimal place.