A university degree with honors; -- a term used in Great Britain.
Institutions adopt one of two approaches to honours. In a three-year undergraduate course or part-time equivalent, honours is available as an additional year of full-time study or part-time equivalent to meritorious students. In a four- or five-year course, honours is awarded on the basis of superior performance in the course.
A higher qualification than a pass degree at undergraduate level, gained after more advanced or specialised study. An honours degree frequently involves an additional year of full time study or part time equivalent for meritorious students. In some courses, Honours may be awarded on the basis of superior performance in the course. For information on Honours courses
The (Hons) after your BA, BSc etc. stands for with honours. An Honours degree is of a higher standard than an ordinary or pass degree. Almost all degrees now are awarded with honours. Honours degrees are awarded by a classification system. First Class (1st) - This is the highest level for exceptional performance. Upper Second Class (2.1) - This is the next highest level. Lower Second Class (2.2) - Most honours degrees awarded at this level. Third Class (3rd) - The lowest pass grade.
The conferring of membership of a specific State Order such as the New Zealand Order of Merit or the Queen's Service Order.
The top five cards in each suit (ace, king, queen, jack, ten).
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