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# British degree - Percentage overall mark calculation watch

1. Hi guys,

I just got an offer which requires me to obtain a minimum overall mark of 65% (British degree). Do any of you know how to calculate this? Do you just add up the percentage of all of your modules (only those that count) and divide by the total number? Thanks.
2. It depends on the weighting of the different modules. If they are all equally weighted to your final degree, then yes you would do that. If it's not equally weighted, then it's not as simple as that.
3. If its weighted as mark 1 counts for 60% of your degree and mark 2 for 40% then you would do:
(0.6 x mark 1) + (0.4 x mark 2)
4. My first year result does not count toward my final degree, but my second and third year results do, 50% each. However, each module have different credits. Does this mean different weighting must be given to each of them?
5. (Original post by darkknight9090)
My first year result does not count toward my final degree, but my second and third year results do, 50% each. However, each module have different credits. Does this mean different weighting must be given to each of them?
Yes, you'll have to do a bit of maths. It's not too hard!

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6. Work out the score for each year as I showed you. Then average over the two years (i.e. add them up and divide by 2).
7. Alright thanks. Ill double check again with the school just to make sure
8. You could give me your module results and credit weighting if you want me to work it out for you.
9. (Original post by Jonnyishman)
You could give me your module results and credit weighting if you want me to work it out for you.
Thanks mate. So for eg, how would you calculate the overall mark of this (mark - credit - percentage toward whole degree):
. first year (does not count toward final degree):
40(15); 50(30)

. second year (50%)
50(15); 60(30)

. third year (50%)
60(15); 70(30)
10. Hey Dark Knight,

So from the way I've read your post you're saying each year of your degree is worth 45 credits (one 15 credit module and one 30 credit module). So in your first year for example you got 40% in your 15 credit module and 50% in your 30 credit module. Let me know if this isn't correct. Most degrees I've seen always consist of 120 credits each year.

So what you want to do essential to find out your average mark for each year is to follow this formula;

Sum of { (mark for module out of 100%) * (credit worth of module / credit worth of year) } over all the modules for that year.

40%*(15/45) + 50%*(30/45) = 46.67%

Second year;

50%*(15/45) + 60%*(30/45) = 56.67%

Third year;

60%*(15/45) + 70%*(30/45) = 66.67%

Then to get your total for the whole degree is easy for you as both your second and third year are worth 50%. Mine was 1/3 and 2/3 respectively.

(56.67% + 66.67%)/2 = 61.67%

So 2:1 for you if those grades were the case.
11. Haha that looks a bit confusing, and yeah the above is just an eg. So the important thing is becus my first year result does not count toward my final degree, it will not be taken into account when calculating the percentage of my overall mark, is that correct?
12. That is indeed correct. Which I think is fantastic as you can tuck about all you want in your first year as long as you still pass the year.

As I said, if you want to give me your full break down I can tell you your average mark so far and what you need to get in future exams to meet certain grade boundaries.
13. No need man. Thanks
14. Hi Jonnyishman,

i was hoping you could help me work what i need to get in my dissertation in order to maintain a 2:1 overall.

British BA Hons: 2nd year results: 120 credits (worth 30% of overall grade) = 62.5%

3rd Year results: 80 credits so far (worth 70% of my final overall grade) = 62.5%

Therefore what is the minimum grade I can achieve in my dissertation (worth the remaining 40 credits) in order to get 60%? Is it 57.5%?
15. Hi, just wondering if you could help me out

Each module is worth 20%, and the top ones are tripled, the middle are doubled and the bottom singled. I was wondering if it's possible to work out what the minimum three marks I would need to get a 2:1 (60% or above) (the three dashes are the marks I don't have yet)

[64 64 - -] = triple weighting
[- 54 68 58] =double weighting
[58 57 54 51] =single weighting

16. (Original post by Jonnyishman)
That is indeed correct. Which I think is fantastic as you can tuck about all you want in your first year as long as you still pass the year.

As I said, if you want to give me your full break down I can tell you your average mark so far and what you need to get in future exams to meet certain grade boundaries.
Hi, just wondering if you could help me out

Each module is worth 20%, and the top ones are tripled, the middle are doubled and the bottom singled. I was wondering if it's possible to work out what the minimum three marks I would need to get a 2:1 (60% or above) (the three dashes are the marks I don't have yet)

[64 64 - -] = triple weighting
[- 54 68 58] =double weighting
[58 57 54 51] =single weighting

17. Hi there,
not sure if youll be able to help me, im in my last month at university and am trying to find out what score i am currently at with my grades so far. The course is 4 years where only the last 2 count (40% 3rd year weighted and 60% fourth year weighted) if you could help me with a calculation;

Year 3 (40%)

NEU 30 credits = 53
REP 20 credits = 49
CAN 20 credits = 45
HIS 20 credits = 57
SSE 20 credits= 55
NHS 10 credits = 55

Total marks year 3 =

Final year (60%)

RLT 10 credits = 59
DDU 10 credits = 58
RDM 20 credits = 51
PPD 20 credits = 65
PRJ 60 credits =

Total marks year 4 =
18. (Original post by nottsunistudent)
Hi there,
not sure if youll be able to help me, im in my last month at university and am trying to find out what score i am currently at with my grades so far. The course is 4 years where only the last 2 count (40% 3rd year weighted and 60% fourth year weighted) if you could help me with a calculation;

Year 3 (40%)

NEU 30 credits = 53
REP 20 credits = 49
CAN 20 credits = 45
HIS 20 credits = 57
SSE 20 credits= 55
NHS 10 credits = 55

Total marks year 3 =

Final year (60%)

RLT 10 credits = 59
DDU 10 credits = 58
RDM 20 credits = 51
PPD 20 credits = 65
PRJ 60 credits =

Total marks year 4 =
Just google grade calculator. There are whole sites that do this stuff for you.
19. hello,
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Module Results For S12003013: Steven Mahadeo

MODULE RESULTS
As recorded at 07:24 on 22 July 2014
Some module results may not show at times when module marks are being recorded and presented at Boards.

(There is a summary of grades after the module results)

Modules at level 6

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 Mod code Module title (Assessment details with marks at each attempt) Credits achieved BUS601 Strategic and Operations Management 58 P 20 BUS602 Project 68 P 20 BUS603 Global Marketing 70 P 20 BUS604 Customer Relationship Management 62 P 20 BUS606 Business Law 54 P 20

20. Hi. Im just wondering if you can help me work out how much i need to get in all of my 3rd year exams in order to get a first.

My 2nd year % is 62 and is weighted at 33% of my degree

This year ive 6 10 credit modules a 20 credit module and a 40 credit dissertation.

What will i need to average this year for a final first if this year is weighted 66% ?

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