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Hello everyone.
In less than a month I'll be going to uni' and just by curiosity I'd like to know how hard is it to get a First Class Honours ? :confused:
I'm gonna study Accounting, Business Finance and Management at the University of York and my aim is to obtain a First Class Honours at the end of the program (3 years).

PS: I'm sorry I'm so ignorant but answering my questions will help me a lot in the future. Thanks.
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You can also use search, I'm sure you will find relevant posts. But anyway, yes it is hard.If you take into account that only something like 10% of the people who graduate, graduate with a 1st...

However, it's not impossible. If you are passionate about your subject AND you an aptitude for it then I reckon you can do.
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You can do it if you work hard enough. Just put your head down and you'll get there.
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I personally think I can do it. I was normally supposed to study Medicine in France so yeah, I think that my course is a bit easier.
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I personally think I can do it. I was normally supposed to study Medicine in France so yeah, I think that my course is a bit easier.
hey you ripped off that username:eek:
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Then go for it
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Obtainable for the majority if they work hard, but not easy
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(Original post by Patrick_Bateman)
Hello everyone.
In less than a month I'll be going to uni' and just by curiosity I'd like to know how hard is it to get a First Class Honours ? :confused:
I'm gonna study Accounting, Business Finance and Management at the University of York and my aim is to obtain a First Class Honours at the end of the program (3 years).

PS: I'm sorry I'm so ignorant but answering my questions will help me a lot in the future. Thanks.
why do you want a 1st so bad? A 2.1 is fine
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(Original post by Patrick_Bateman)
I personally think I can do it. I was normally supposed to study Medicine in France so yeah, I think that my course is a bit easier.
no you don't if you're posting about this here.
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why do you want a 1st so bad? A 2.1 is fine
Why settle for second best? :eyeball:
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Why settle for second best? :eyeball:
Because many would rather have a great time and get a great job with a 2.1 rather than get the same job after having little social life because you got a 1st.

Although I guess if you go to a rubbishy uni its fairly easy to get a 1st
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only like 2 or 3 honours students each year can get first class. This is pretty much an A average in all your honours papers.
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Common misconception:

Getting a first does not mean you don't get any social life.

However, it is really difficult, make no mistake. Well, tbh, it should be evident that getting a first class honours is incredibly difficult, but whatever.
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only like 2 or 3 honours students each year can get first class. This is pretty much an A average in all your honours papers.
lol? 11% of all graduates get a first.
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lol? 11% of all graduates get a first.
maybe he goes to a really really small uni
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maybe he goes to a really really small uni
Yeah with like 30 students in each class.
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Yeah with like 30 students in each class.
or 30 on the whole course. depending.
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or 30 on the whole course. depending.
11% of all graduates receive a 1st. I dunno about specific courses... you may have 20% of philosophers graduating with a 1st and 5% pharmacists graduating with a 1st.
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let's not get caught up in the details
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From your degree I would think it's easier for you to get a First. Accounting and such has a higher percentage of students coming out with 1sts.

It varies between subjects, although it's still hard work from what I've read.
(also wondering the same but about nursing. :P)
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