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    I have failed four modules out of six so far this year. Results for two modules are still pending as these are by examination only. I will be offered the reassessment opportunity in August / September. However, if I fail more than two modules, I will be transferred to the Ordinary degree for the final year. Is this worthwhile? At present, I feel as though it would be best to cut my loses and run at the end of the exam period. I got a mid 2.1 in the first year. I am currently a second year undergraduate at reading English. Any advice would be much appreciated. Please be honest; I won't be offended. Many thanks
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    Make sure you don't fail then
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    I know someone with an ordinary degree and it doesn't seem to be much use to them. If you want to have a graduate job in the future, most will ask for a 2.2 or higher. If you want a job that is open to non-graduates then you'll be ok though.
    If I were you I'd retake the exams/ retake the year- it'll be worthwhile in the long run- as long as you think you can do better. If it was just genuinely too difficult for you though then it's not worth it.
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    I'll reply on here rather than through PM

    It all sounds rather complicated and there is no single answer.

    If you have an ordinary degree then it will be difficult to find employment in the graduate sector (though not impossible). With an increasing amount of people with degrees and a decreasing amount of graduate jobs available, the competition will only get tougher and the standards higher.

    However, if I were in your shoes I would still continue my studies. Why? Having spent all that time, effort and money studying I'd prefer to have some sort of HE qualification than no qualification. Further, I'd want to avoid explaining to employers why I dropped out of university (and, conversely, why I wouldn't suddenly quit the job I'd apply for - longevity is important). Also, if I only really had a chance at gaining employment in the non-graduate sector, I'd be in a stronger position with a university qualification than without one. The only thing you will have aged 21 will be your university degree. You could be in a room with similar-aged people with 3-5 years work experience. Applying for a job at 21 with no degree and no work experience could make you less desirable to an employer compared to other candidates your own age. Finally, it's worth reflecting on whether an employer in the non-graduate sector would really know the difference between a "BA English" and a "BA (Hons) English"? Heck, students on TSR don't know the difference half the time!
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    (Original post by pamelaa)
    Make sure you don't fail then
    This.

    and how was the 19th?
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    (Original post by sbarrie2)
    This.

    and how was the 19th?
    Mmm it was ok thanks went to firewater then steak and cherrys
 
 
 
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