# HelpWatch

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#1
Hi,

Does anybody know how the class of a BSc is typically calculated?

e.g. 1st year worth 20%
2nd year worth 30%
3rd year worth 50%

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13 years ago
#2
All i know is that usually, the first year doesn't count towards your final result at all. All you need to do in the first year is gain a 40% pass mark to gain access into the second year. I'm not sure how things are weighted after that. xx
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#3
OK thanks, on my degree its 10/20/30/40 over 4 years, but if I cash in now then I'm just trying to work out what class of degree I'd get...

So maybe 50/50 or 40/60 for the 2nd and 3rd years?
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13 years ago
#4
(Original post by Kingspharm)
OK thanks, on my degree its 10/20/30/40 over 4 years, but if I cash in now then I'm just trying to work out what class of degree I'd get...

So maybe 50/50 or 40/60 for the 2nd and 3rd years?
My guess is that it's more like 40/60 than 50/50...just a guess tho...
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13 years ago
#5
It depends from uni to uni AND from course to course. There are many universities where the first year doesnt count for anything where everything is split between years 2 and 3.

For Kings its something like:

1st Year: 11%
2nd Year: 33%
3rd Year: 56%

Also the way in which your final mark is calculated also varies from uni to uni and course to course. For the Physical Sciences and Engineering Department of Kings you can use this website to calculate it:

http://brahms.mth.kcl.ac.uk/~databas...Indicator.html
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13 years ago
#6
(Original post by Kingspharm)
OK thanks, on my degree its 10/20/30/40 over 4 years, but if I cash in now then I'm just trying to work out what class of degree I'd get...

So maybe 50/50 or 40/60 for the 2nd and 3rd years?
On my degree it's 10/20/30/40 for an MEng (4 year) or 10/30/60 for a BEng (3 year). Are you sure that you're able to just stop after year 3 and get a BSc? I don't know how it works for other courses admittedly but our 3 & 4 year courses are different after 3rd year so if you leave after the 3rd year of a 4 year course you don't actually get a BEng.
Jenn xx
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#7
Thanks KingsComp, they would probably calculate it the same way in my school as well.

Jenn - I have to get 50% aggregate in my third year to be able to do the masters bit (year 4) - I'm not terribly confident of success, so I'm trying to work out what class of degree I'll get it if the results don't go my way tommorow
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13 years ago
#8
(Original post by Kingspharm)
Thanks KingsComp, they would probably calculate it the same way in my school as well.

Jenn - I have to get 50% aggregate in my third year to be able to do the masters bit (year 4) - I'm not terribly confident of success, so I'm trying to work out what class of degree I'll get it if the results don't go my way tommorow
oooh don't do that! you'll just get paranoid and nervous. go get drunk and enjoy your last day without a degree!

lou xxx
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#9
LOL to be honest I don't really care anymore, as long as I get between 46 and 50 tommorow then I'll get a 2:2. 40 to 46 will be a 3rd, 50 and above I'll go through to another year of hell
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13 years ago
#10
(Original post by KingsComp)
It depends from uni to uni AND from course to course. There are many universities where the first year doesnt count for anything where everything is split between years 2 and 3.

For Kings its something like:

1st Year: 11%
2nd Year: 33%
3rd Year: 56%

Also the way in which your final mark is calculated also varies from uni to uni and course to course. For the Physical Sciences and Engineering Department of Kings you can use this website to calculate it:

http://brahms.mth.kcl.ac.uk/~databas...Indicator.html
That calculator looks good. What range of numbers do we put in there?
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