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    hi everyone, am new to this site *takes a bow*. Sorry to resurrect an old thread but saw the thread, and felt that I might as well share the love about my first year results. Still can't believe I passed and with a merit (second year med here I come!!!!!!) oh and by the way, fluffy, does the whole UoL destinction thing apply to all UoL med schools?
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    What school are you at?

    Ps CONGRATS
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    I got a 2.2 for my 1st year.....59% so 1% off a 2.1

    But I'm happy - I do geography so for this past year I've had to endure the annoyingness of PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY :mad: which brought my grades down! Thankfully next year onto all Human, Social, Cultural, and Political Geography
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    What school are you at?

    Ps CONGRATS
    I'm at imperial college, and am lovingly known as a gimp ho
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    (Original post by alopecia)
    I'm at imperial college, and am lovingly known as a gimp ho
    Ahh! Dirrty Gimp

    In that case, yes - get a merit again in year 2 and you get a UoL distinction ...

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    how hard are uni exams ??
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    well I can't speak for all subjects or indeed all med schools, but some of our papers were not that bad, namely the SAQs. However I can say that MCQs tend to *****es and you really have to know your stuff, but on the whole they are't impossible.
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    I got a 2:1 for my first year- a low one, but I didn't do much work, so not too bad really. Next year I plan to actually do some work and stop being so damn average.
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    thats what i heard, u gradually start working from Year 2
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    (Original post by Jack_Bauer)
    thats what i heard, u gradually start working from Year 2
    although if you plan to do that you should be careful to choose a uni/subject where the first year failure rate isn't too high then.

    because for plenty of us you have to work pretty damn hard to pass your first year... or have your summer ruined by impending last-chance resits.


    & Fluffs - if you could find out that would be helpful/motivating! i have no idea what our certificates/transcripts will look like..
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    I got >70% in all my first year modules, so that would be classed as a first for the year.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    NB with Oxbridge, your "classification" is actually for your third year Part II, which is NOT a compulsory part of the medicine course - you pick whatever you like. Your IA and IB are classified and used for your admission to clinical school, but not in your final BA degree. It's silly, but it's Cambridge :rolleyes:
    Are you saying your medicine degree is a BA? :eek:
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    (Original post by Straight Talker)
    Are you saying your medicine degree is a BA? :eek:
    I'm not Helen - but pretty confident the Cam system is like Oxford.

    we do a BA in our 3rd year. mine'll be "Biomedical Sciences" but i think Cam give them more specific names.

    but after 6 we will (fingers crossed!) have a MB ChB (or some variant!) after our names - which is the medical qualification.

    The BA is for specialising somewhat, doing a dissertation & sitting 3rd year final honor school papers.
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    I got a 2.2..in a normal year I'd have expected more, but my dad died in April and I had to keep it together for my exams in May and go back to halls leaving my mum alone at home which was pretty tough. I had special consideration but I only failed 1 unit by 2%, so they rounded that up to 40 and I got a 2.2. It was the least of my worries really but I was so relieved..I couldn't face resitting.
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    (Original post by Elles)
    I'm not Helen - but pretty confident the Cam system is like Oxford.

    we do a BA in our 3rd year. mine'll be "Biomedical Sciences" but i think Cam give them more specific names.

    but after 6 we will (fingers crossed!) have a MB ChB (or some variant!) after our names - which is the medical qualification.

    The BA is for specialising somewhat, doing a dissertation & sitting 3rd year final honor school papers.
    So people doing a SCIENCE dregree get a BA...including Doctors, who we will be putting our lives in their hands

    They don't get a BSc for their first 3 years?

    I think thats truly amazing...disgusting...unbelieva ble :eek:

    I think for once I am close to being speechless
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    (Original post by Straight Talker)
    So people doing a SCIENCE dregree get a BA...including Doctors, who we will be putting our lives in their hands

    They don't get a BSc for their first 3 years?

    I think thats truly amazing...disgusting...unbelieva ble :eek:

    I think for once I am close to being speechless
    Yeah, because what your degree's called really dictates how good you're going to be at your job :rolleyes:
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    [QUOTE=Chardonnay]Yeah, because what your degree's called

    Yes, but docotrs should be doing a scientific degree, surely thats not beyond too difficult to grasp?!

    I just find it really shocking, that they're not! Thats all!
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    (Original post by Straight Talker)
    So people doing a SCIENCE dregree get a BA...including Doctors, who we will be putting our lives in their hands

    They don't get a BSc for their first 3 years?

    I think thats truly amazing...disgusting...unbelieva ble :eek:

    I think for once I am close to being speechless
    Cambridge and Oxford don't offer BSc degrees, so it isn't that shocking really :rolleyes:
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    [QUOTE=Straight Talker]
    (Original post by Chardonnay)
    Yeah, because what your degree's called

    Yes, but docotrs should be doing a scientific degree, surely thats not beyond too difficult to grasp?!

    I just find it really shocking, that they're not! Thats all!
    It's still a scientific degree! The content's the same, just the name is different!
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    (Original post by Chardonnay)
    It's still a scientific degree! The content's the same, just the name is different!
    But
    BA = Batchelor of Arts
    BSc = Batchelor of Science

    So hows it a science degree?
 
 
 

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