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    (Original post by john2054)
    Sorry, but if the op can't even get a 40% pass for his first year, which is after all the easiest year by far, what makes you think that he can get a first if he resits it?
    Because if he's missed (more than?) half his first term; so he has missed the most important part, that's bound to have affected his grade.

    His posts are articulate, he reads and takes points well and his contributions are short and relevant.

    If he repeats, he will get a chance to double-up on what he already knows and get a good grasp of what he's missed, thus better informing his existing understanding.
    I suspect we've all seen middling students get better grades than good students if they're the right side of the industry balance; I see no reason why that can't happen here.

    Pace, I don't know the marking system at this uni - but I did very trad' courses where it nearly all went on the final exams and I've seen people I know do a complete volte-face for the better. If he's on a course where a restart is a clean slate, then a first is, indeed, possible.
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    (Original post by Iggy Pop)

    I came to the website in search of if there was an answer to my question, I couldn't find one so I just decided to ask myself.
    This is not a proper sentence.

    (Original post by Iggy Pop)
    Well my course finishes in around 2 or 3 weeks and I have 3 assignments that needed to be done last week and still not finished them. That's why I have a strong feeling I'm going to fail.
    poor sentence construction

    (Original post by Iggy Pop)

    I came to the website in search of if there was an answer to my question, I couldn't find one so I just decided to ask myself.
    Poor use of English.

    Actually Stychomythia i would beg to differ. The op clearly has difficulty with common English, answering his posts in short two or three sentences at most, and then only reflexive. Plus his poor construction of some of his sentences, and the fact that he values piss ups over going in to lectures, tells a lot about him, to me anyway.

    I agree it is possible for him to turn it around. But first of all he needs to acknowledge that there is a problem, which rests at his feet. And until he takes responsibility for this fact, and commits to realistically stopping drinking and getting his head down, nothing is going to change. Sorry to break it to you in this way.
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    (Original post by elleay)
    My friend actually works at Student Finance as a loans assessor and he said that it is indeed The length of your course +1 additional year. This is regardless of whether you've done two years at one university then quit and continued your studies elsewhere.

    He'd definitely know the deal seeing as he works there and gets weekly training meetings!

    Also I have a friend who did a year at Coventry, then a year somewhere else, and is now doing Psychology at my current uni.. she certainly doesn't pay the current tuition herself and she does go through SFE! :giggle:
    You are missing the vital element of that equation. Length of course + 1 year - years already taken.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    This is not a proper sentence.

    poor sentence construction



    Poor use of English.

    Actually Stychomythia i would beg to differ. The op clearly has difficulty with common English, answering his posts in short two or three sentences at most, and then only reflexive. Plus his poor construction of some of his sentences, and the fact that he values piss ups over going in to lectures, tells a lot about him, to me anyway.

    I agree it is possible for him to turn it around. But first of all he needs to acknowledge that there is a problem, which rests at his feet. And until he takes responsibility for this fact, and commits to realistically stopping drinking and getting his head down, nothing is going to change. Sorry to break it to you in this way.
    "I agree it is possible for him to turn it around." Then we agree. And as I didn't descend to particulars on how he would get there, I see little evidence for dispute.
 
 
 
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