Trinity Tops Tompkins Table

Trinity top the Tompkins table, as Tit Hall achieve their highest position in the last 24 years and Peterhouse drop 11 places.

Trinity have topped the Tompkins Table, knocking Emma off the top spot and regaining the lead it held in 2009.

This news will come as a shock to Emma, who have come first five times in the last ten years.

Other high achievers include Trinity Hall, who came third – its highest position in the last 24 years – and Jesus who rose eight places.

Students at both colleges were relatively unsurprised. Max Gopfert, a second year student at Tit Hall said: “Ah, so that explains why exam term was so mental.” Matilda Wnek, a second year English student at Jesus, added: “You could’ve guessed it from the atmosphere in the library.”

Meanwhile, Churchill dropped from 3rd place to 10th. But, the biggest losers were Peterhouse, who fell a massive 11 positions.

Peterhouse’s JCR President Ben Ryan told The Tab: “Obviously it is disappointing to have slipped down the table. However Peterhouse’s small years do make it subject to considerable variation year on year – the data pool is simply smaller than anyone else’s.”

Trinity is Oxbridge’s biggest college, and awarded a huge 37% of its students a first class degree. Rob Young, a third year English student was overjoyed, telling The Tab: “It’s good to see the big boys back on top again.”

The table, which has been criticised in the past for magnifying small differences between colleges,  is based on a system which awards points for all exams for which grades are allocated, with 100% for a first, 60% for a 2:1, 40% for a 2:2 and 20% for a third.

Tompkins Table 2011 % Score – % Firsts

1 (2) Trinity 70.94% – 37.2%

2 (1) Emmanuel 69.79% – 31.8%

3 (4) Trinity Hall 68.40% – 29.3%

4 (8) Clare 67.51% – 26.9%

5 (10) Pembroke 67.49% – 28.9%

6 (12) Christ’s 67.41% – 27.7%

7 (6) Selwyn 67.11% – 26.3%

8 (16) Jesus 66.51% – 27.2%

9 (5) Magdalene 66.22% – 23.6%

10 (3) Churchill 66.16% – 25.1%

11 (9) St Catharine’s 65.94% – 26.7%

12 (13) Corpus Christi 65.88%  24.5%

13 (11) Gonville & Caius 65.36% – 23.5%

14 (17) Queens’ 65.14% – 23.7%

15 (20) St John’s 64.30% – 22.1%

16 (18) Sidney Sussex 64.21% – 21.0%

17 (15) Downing 64.02% – 19.4%

18 (7) Peterhouse 63.51% – 22.1%

19 (19) Robinson 63.18% – 18.6%

20 (14) King’s 63.08% – 20.9%

21 (22) Fitzwilliam 62.62% – 20.4%

22 (23) Murray Edwards 61.51% – 15.5%

23 (21) Girton 61.38% – 16.3%

24 (25) Newnham 60.96% – 13.8%

25 (24) Wolfson 60.69% – 17.1%

26 (26) Homerton 59.39% – 14.3%

27 (27) Hughes Hall  59.27% – 12.7%

28 (28) St Edmund’s 56.32% – 10.8%

29 (29) Lucy Cavendish 55.38% – 9.5%

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