I've heard that in borderline cases, a candidate's degree classification can be subject to change. So if someone graduates with 58%, they may still be considered for a 2:1, and someone with around 68% may be considered for a 1st.
Does anyone know how this works? Do they look at how many modules you have achieved the higher classification in, or is it calculated another way?
Thanks to anyone who helps
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- Thread Starter
- 17-03-2013 20:37
- 17-03-2013 20:45
Depends on the university. From what I understand, the lower down the league tables you go, the more leeway you'll get, although that's based off my friend group and may not be truly indicative of the whole system.
From what I've seen it generally involves them looking at your results across the board and trying to find justification for moving you up. This can be because one tutor or lecturer speaks up for you as being a strong student, or because your results show you're generally a higher classification achiever but have been let down by one area etc. Participation in university activities (e.g. donating a lot of time towards your student union etc) may also help your case as justification for moving up a few marks.
- 20-03-2013 18:13
Some universities, eg Manchester, give extra weight to your third year if you are on the borderline - ie they reward progression. Check your uni's regulations.