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    The question is in the title.

    for e.g. 5 A's at A-Level.
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    This question makes no sense. It's better than A-Levels, so there isn't an A-Level equivilant. It also depends on the degree and where it's from... although if all degrees were considered equal, it would still be hard to determine.
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    DEE imo degree walk in park i can get a first blindfolded
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    Question doesn't really make sense. A degree has much (much much) more depth into one specific subject, so however many A-levels you took you wouldn't get to the same place as a 2.1 degree.

    Unless you mean 'what would a person who gets a 2.1 degree have got at A-level'? In which case it still doesn't really make sense, because unis are totally different.
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    How many bicycles does it take to outrun a Porsche?
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    It's the next level up.
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    A-levels are not equivalent to degrees.

    A-levels are a level 3 qualification, whereas degrees are normally levels 4 to 6. (Year 1 is level 4, Year 2 is level 5, Year 3 is level 6).
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    They're not comparable.
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    Well lets say you had the potential to get it, but in terms of workload.
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    I think the OP means like.. what's a 2:1 in comparison to a first or 2:2...
    i.e. 1:1 = 4As (for argument's sake), 2:1 = 1A 3Bs and 2:2 = 4Cs or whatever.
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    an A at A-level is >80%

    a 2:1 degree is 60% to 69%

    therefore a 2:1 is equivalent to a C at A-level
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    2.1 is a B.

    At University, these are the following categories:

    University - A-Level

    1st Class - A
    2:1 Class - B
    2:2 Class - C
    3rd Class - D
    PASS - E
    FAIL - U

    However, its worth noting that 1st, 2:1, 2:2, 3 are 70%,60%,50%,40% (at Warwick anyway) which is 10% less than the A-level equivilent (As per what I stated above). However, University is harder.

    I did ask the associate dean of my department and he did say that even if say you got straight A's at A-level, its no garuntee you will come out with a first, due to the different nature of study. Similarly, if you got Bs and Cs, its not impossible to get a first - all depends on how you adapt to the university system. (but tbh those who did get A's at A-level generally tend to get firsts - but I know exceptions to this!)

    Hope this helps..........
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    When I was at school I was told by my chemistry teacher that if you got an A in A level chemistry you should get a 2.1 or higher at degree level. After getting to uni I found this to be completly untrue. I have seen people with high A levels (4 or 5 A's) get a 2.2 or a 3rd and I have seen those with low A-levels (D in chemistry) get a 2.1 or a first. It really is so different studying for a degree comapred to A-levels you cannot make a comparison.
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    I think I would say they aren't comparable. You can more or less draw a line between GCSEs and A Levels, but university-level work is divorced from both. You're not sticking to a concrete syllabus, there is a much greater demand for independent research, and resources like past papers are relatively scarce.

    All that can be said for certain is that a degree is a higher qualification, and therefore by technicality, a degree of any classification is better than the very best A Levels alone.
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    That's quite an embarrassing question.

    I got 777777777 in my Year 6 SATs. That's the same as a first-class degree. Lol Jk
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    (Original post by ma'92)
    The question is in the title.

    for e.g. 5 A's at A-Level.
    understand what incommensurability is and you will have an answer to your question
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    (Original post by E_jackie_late)
    an A at A-level is >80%

    a 2:1 degree is 60% to 69%

    therefore a 2:1 is equivalent to a C at A-level
    Do you even know anything about degrees?
    70% at degree level is as hard, if not harder, to get than 100% at A level.
    Bearing in mind A levels require minimal 'thought' by analysis and evaluation, and is mainly memory recall in your answers.
    The percentages don't work the same, at all.
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    A bachelor's degree is a level 6 qualification (certificate of HE= level 4; Diploma of HE= level 5) while A-levels are level 3 qualifications. So if you graduate with a 2.1 then normally you need to achieve B's on average in your modules (I don't think all unis use a grading system). However, these Bs in level 4, 5 and 6 are harder to get than Bs in level 3 so you can't compare a degree with A-levels.
 
 
 
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