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    Hi Guys,

    Is a 1st anything above 70%?

    I am a mature student and I started at University this year.

    I received my first exam grade and my assignment grade on Friday, scoring 96% and 73% respectively.

    Very happy with myself, and just felt like I had to share!

    Will the 73% go down as a 1st?

    Thanks.
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    Once you have completed your 3 year degree, if your overall grade is 70% or higher then yes, you have acheived a first.

    Congrats on your assignment.
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    I was under the impression that some unis capped results... so would give the top X percent a first, then the next y amount a 2i and so on. Could well be wrong.

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    70% and above is a first! Congrats on your excellent results!
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    Thanks guys, part of me was thinking it was 75% and above.

    I still would have been happy if that was the case, but I am really pleased with myself. I have one more exam result to come, so I will keep you posted on that.
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    I was under the impression that some unis capped results... so would give the top X percent a first, then the next y amount a 2i and so on. Could well be wrong.

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    No they don't

    Not officially anyway, but they might mark on a curve (so if your borderline and many people got a first you might get 69)

    The way degree marks are calculated are easy to find on uni websites/departmental booklets etc...
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    Generally, yes. Marks are still open to moderation and adjustment until a while after they're published. But yeah, it's a 1st
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    (Original post by crackingod)
    No they don't

    Not officially anyway, but they might mark on a curve (so if your borderline and many people got a first you might get 69)

    The way degree marks are calculated are easy to find on uni websites/departmental booklets etc...
    Oh ok then, thank you =]

    I will have a search around tomorrow when I'm not as tired

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    :yikes: 96% on an exam!?

    Bloody hell, that's amazing!

    Well done on both your marks and I wish you well for your pending exam mark
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    (Original post by MrBez)
    Thanks guys, part of me was thinking it was 75% and above.

    I still would have been happy if that was the case, but I am really pleased with myself. I have one more exam result to come, so I will keep you posted on that.
    Don't forget that many (if not most) courses don't count first year results for degree classification purposes, and even if they do count it will only be for perhaps 10% of the degree. It also gets a lot harder after the first year.
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    Not always. Often, for example, you have to get firsts in certain core modules as well, to achieve a first overall.
 
 
 
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