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# What is a 2.1 degree equivalent in terms of A-Levels ? watch

1. The question is in the title.

for e.g. 5 A's at A-Level.
2. 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.
3. DEE imo degree walk in park i can get a first blindfolded
4. 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.
5. How many bicycles does it take to outrun a Porsche?
6. It's the next level up.
7. 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).
8. They're not comparable.
9. Well lets say you had the potential to get it, but in terms of workload.
10. 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.
11. 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
12. 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..........
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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
16. (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
17. (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.
18. 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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