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    (Original post by PQ)
    You can see how many firsts are awarded on a course on unistats: http://m.unistats.ac.uk/subjects/stu...eturnTo/Search (scroll down).

    Different universities have external examiners from other universities come in to check that degree classification criteria are in line with others.

    Some universities and courses are better than others at making the criteria for doing well clearer and helping students improve their work. Again you can see on unistats how many finalists think marking criteria were made clear and whether feedback on their work helped them improve. Russell Group universities are notoriously poor at this - they get away with it because they recruit students with a stronger academic background.
    so under half acheive a 1st! :O
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    oooh ok cool!
    what uni did u go to and is there a list of them?
    King's. Yeah you can check online. They're higher ranking institutions
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    King's. Yeah you can check online. They're higher ranking institutions
    yea i found them
    what classification did u get
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    yea i found them
    what classification did u get
    Cool
    First
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Cool
    First
    yay!!!! good going!
    forgive me if iv asked lol which subject?
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    yay!!!! good going!
    forgive me if iv asked lol which subject?
    The complete opposite of what you're doing
    A life sciences degree

    It's to do with diseases,biology,the human body,lab tests used to diagnose Illnesses and treatment,analytical lab work
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    The complete opposite of what you're doing
    A life sciences degree
    oo what does that entail?
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    (Original post by shawtyb)

    yh i thought so but wasnt sure.
    mine is essex and its not too bad on the ranking list. which is urs?
    in my assignments iv so far managed
    • 16 merit
    • 13 passes
    • 2 fail (very nearly passed, a few marks off)
    • 2 distinction
    the pass criteria for each are
    • 0-39% fail
    • 40-59% pass
    • 60-69% merit
    • 70+% distinction
    Im at Gloucestershire. so rank 54 currently and its on the rise.

    I have managed to get so far (waiting for 6 grades to come back)

    2- 3rds (both very close to a 2:2, 1 and 2 % off, one was an exam and the other was an essay i gave up on- my course is primarily assignment based.)
    4- 2:2s
    2- 2:1s
    1- 1st

    for me the pass marks are-
    • 0-29% fail
    • 30-39% resubmit
    • 40-59% 2:2
    • 60-69% 2:1
    • 70+% 1st
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    (Original post by Jay018)
    Im at Gloucestershire. so rank 54 currently and its on the rise.

    I have managed to get so far (waiting for 6 grades to come back)

    2- 3rds (both very close to a 2:2, 1 and 2 % off, one was an exam and the other was an essay i gave up on- my course is primarily assignment based.)
    4- 2:2s
    2- 2:1s
    1- 1st

    for me the pass marks are-
    • 0-29% fail
    • 30-39% resubmit
    • 40-59% 2:2
    • 60-69% 2:1
    • 70+% 1st
    so would that mean iv had two firsts, 16 2:1's and 13 2:2's?
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    so would that mean iv had two firsts, 16 2:1's and 13 2:2's?
    Going by what my uni would grade them as, yes it would.
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    (Original post by Jay018)
    Going by what my uni would grade them as, yes it would.
    yay! im averaging at merits though.
    do these grades mean that the most common one we get is more likely what we'll get as a final classification?
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    Pass marks for my uni:
    0-39% = fail.
    40-50% = third
    51-60% = 2:2
    61-69% = 2:1
    70% + = 1st
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    (Original post by cherryred90s)
    Pass marks for my uni:
    0-39% = fail.
    40-50% = third
    51-60% = 2:2
    61-69% = 2:1
    70% + = 1st
    ours are the slightest bit different
    what have u got for each like how many of each
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    ours are the slightest bit different
    what have u got for each like how many of each
    my first year hasn't been great lol.
    2 modules I'm averaging a 2:1 (about 65)
    For the other two modules I'm averaging a 2:2 (55)
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    yay! im averaging at merits though.
    do these grades mean that the most common one we get is more likely what we'll get as a final classification?
    No it doesnt, your uni will split your 2nd and 3rd year marks and go from there. for instance i think mine is a 40%/60% spilt for second and third year. they'll take the best marks you have gained. but this split may vary from uni to uni.

    but seeing that you are getting those is a god indication at the level of work you are currently working at.
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    (Original post by cherryred90s)
    my first year hasn't been great lol.
    2 modules I'm averaging a 2:1 (about 65)
    For the other two modules I'm averaging a 2:2 (55)
    in terms of modules i have
    • one 2:1
    • two 2:2
    • three passes
    i have one module which isnt complete yet
    the previous grades i mentioned above are for singlular assignments

    your doing better then me!
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    (Original post by Jay018)
    No it doesnt, your uni will split your 2nd and 3rd year marks and go from there. for instance i think mine is a 40%/60% spilt for second and third year. they'll take the best marks you have gained. but this split may vary from uni to uni.

    but seeing that you are getting those is a god indication at the level of work you are currently working at.
    ah ok i understand
    they were for singular assignment grades, the ones in the comment above are for modules which isnt as good
    what do u mean by this? haha im having a slow day
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    ah ok i understand
    they were for singular assignment grades, the ones in the comment above are for modules which isnt as good
    what do u mean by this? haha im having a slow day
    because youve been getting those kinds of grades now, it could be a good indictation as to what you might end up getting.


    What do you mean by this?
    but the degree is worked out from the modules that you have taken not the singular assignments for said modules.
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    All degrees are rigorous despite what the media will have you believe.To achieve the top grade at any university, you have to work hard. I went to a former polytechnic and believe me the course was difficult.
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    (Original post by Jay018)
    because youve been getting those kinds of grades now, it could be a good indictation as to what you might end up getting.


    What do you mean by this?
    but the degree is worked out from the modules that you have taken not the singular assignments for said modules.
    ah ok, hopefully i get at least a 2:2 lol
    yea i know but i prefer the singular assignment graeds, there better lmao

    (Original post by Powersymphonia)
    All degrees are rigorous despite what the media will have you believe.To achieve the top grade at any university, you have to work hard. I went to a former polytechnic and believe me the course was difficult.
    polytechnic?
 
 
 
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