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Why do thirds seem to be universally looked down upon as lazy no matter the subject. watch


    I don't know about maths, but in an essay subject such as law it means you were churning out daily mail articles for 3 years.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    To just repeat what has been said, because it's so easy. At most universities (pretty much any bar the top few) an able candidate should be able to get a third without even going to lectures and learning the course the day before/morning of the exam

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    No one studying physics maths or anything similar at degree level can just "learn the course the day before/morning of the exam" even with a photographic memory.
    Most people finishing A levels can't realistically expect to get through a degree in 3 years.
    Able is relative an able candidate can get 5 firsts from Oxford in 5 STEM degrees at once if that's how you chose to define able.I had A A C grades at A Level a 148 IQ and worked harder than I had to for a 40 hour job. I attended every lecture. Courses are not equal in difficulty or the difficulty between different grade bands. I learnt to write code to do mathematical modeling as part of half of one 20 credit module I scored just over 70% in my first year. Then it got harder and I ended up with 49% over the 2nd and 3rd years and at the highest end of the lowest honours degree and second lowest degree. In america there's a 50% dropout rate for stem subjects many have taken extra years before hand or to graduate in some cases they have many more years worth of a knowledge base to draw from and have covered some of the topics before hand.
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