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1. 2nd year results - calculations and worries
Hi everyone,

So my university finally let us know our exam results.
I was examined in 2 of my modules this year and I'm having trouble with calculations

Module 1 - 63
Module 2 - 64
Half of Module 3 - 66

My 3rd year is weighted very heavily 75% vs. 25% in 2nd year.

Can anybody tell me what average I have to work up to be in with a chance of a first (or is this unrealistic)?
Also - is applying for an MA with a low 2.1 worth it?

Thanks for the help. I worked hard but I'm quite disappointed.
2. Re: 2nd year results - calculations and worries
What are the rest of your results?
3. Re: 2nd year results - calculations and worries
(Original post by Shelly_x)
What are the rest of your results?
These are all the results I have for now. I'm assessed on the rest next year.
4. Re: 2nd year results - calculations and worries
(Original post by sundogs)
Hi everyone,

So my university finally let us know our exam results.
I was examined in 2 of my modules this year and I'm having trouble with calculations

Module 1 - 63
Module 2 - 64
Half of Module 3 - 66

My 3rd year is weighted very heavily 75% vs. 25% in 2nd year.

Can anybody tell me what average I have to work up to be in with a chance of a first (or is this unrealistic)?
Also - is applying for an MA with a low 2.1 worth it?

Thanks for the help. I worked hard but I'm quite disappointed.
Ok, so it looks like a module is worth 10%
So you currently have 6.3+6.4+3.3 = 16%

For a 1st you will need 70%
70 - 16 = 54

But that is out of 75% available

54/75 = 72%

So you need an average of 72% next year (your average this year was 64%) so will need to do better
5. Re: 2nd year results - calculations and worries
Why would you be dispapointed? You got a mid 2.1 and as you say, it's only 25%. I would be over the moon with those results!

Still very very possible for you to get a 1st.

In my course (40:60 split for 2nd:3rd year), the vast majority get 2.1/2.2s in 2nd year. Only 4 people got 1sts. A lot more people get 1sts after 3rd year.

If you put your mind to it and do a decent dissertation/research project then you should be fine!
6. Re: 2nd year results - calculations and worries
(Original post by skotch)
Why would you be dispapointed? You got a mid 2.1 and as you say, it's only 25%. I would be over the moon with those results!

Still very very possible for you to get a 1st.

In my course (40:60 split for 2nd:3rd year), the vast majority get 2.1/2.2s in 2nd year. Only 4 people got 1sts. A lot more people get 1sts after 3rd year.

If you put your mind to it and do a decent dissertation/research project then you should be fine!
In hindsight I perhaps overreacted a tad - my results are good they just aren't quite as high as I was expecting and I need a decent 2.1 to apply for Masters.
Thanks anyway
7. Re: 2nd year results - calculations and worries
(Original post by sundogs)
In hindsight I perhaps overreacted a tad - my results are good they just aren't quite as high as I was expecting and I need a decent 2.1 to apply for Masters.
Thanks anyway
Yeh, I need a 2.1 for a masters too, but I've been told that the focus lies on doing well in 3rd year, especially my research project (accounts for 30% of my degree I believe).

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