) are a first set of examinations at Oxford University
during the first part of the degree course for some courses (e.g., Greats
). They have a class associated with them (hence the "honours") but this does not count towards the final degree. In other courses, Moderations and Prelims
(preliminary examinations) are the equivalent first set of examinations, but have no class associated with them. All three examinations are termed "First Public Examinations". Successful performance in "First Public Examinations" leads to the "Second Public Examinations", more commonly known as Finals
are held at the end of all first degree courses at Oxford for arts subjects and split into examinations after the second, third and, if applicable, fourth year for science subjects.