Latest Norrington Table released

The latest Norrington Table has been released, covering results of the 2020-21 academic year.

St Catherine’s has been placed sixth out of the 30 Oxford colleges that accept undergraduate students.

The ranking is calculated by taking the degree classifications (first class, 2:1, 2:2 and third class) that were awarded to final-year undergraduate students, assigning them a value and ultimately expressing this as a percentage of the potential score achievable. The higher the percentage, the higher a college scores in the table.

In this year’s data, 71 Catz finalists achieved a first-class degree and 63 were granted a 2:1, which translated as a score of 79%.

Such was the standard of this year’s finalists that just 0.8% separated second and sixth places.

Commenting, Professor Kersti Börjars, Master of St Catherine’s, said: ‘I am proud that we are once again one of the highest performing colleges in the Norrington Table.

‘This year’s table was very tight at the top, and that we are so high up is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and their tutors. Well done to all!’

You can see the full table, along with a detailed explanation of how scores are calculated, on the University’s website.

The Norrington Table is named after Sir Arthur Norrington, former President of Trinity College, who devised the table in the 1960s.