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# Working out first year marks/pass Watch

1. i know this may sound stupid but i am really confused as to how the marks are worked out? i know its 40% overall but would some one be able to break it down for me as i think i am ok but want to be sure. :/
2. (Original post by bear1985)
i know this may sound stupid but i am really confused as to how the marks are worked out? i know its 40% overall but would some one be able to break it down for me as i think i am ok but want to be sure. :/
Hi, I've moved your post into a new thread (and put the thread in University Life). Please try not to bump old threads (those over six months). The thread you bumped was six years old. It puts strain on the sever (allegedly) and also means that your post is likely to be ignored, as people read the first few posts and often just end up replying to the first posts that are, of course, years old now. Thanks.

As for your question, I'm not sure I know what you mean. How your marks (and first year) are determined will depend on your university, and can even differ across departments within the same university. For example, are all modules single modules (20 credits), or are some double (40 credits)? How does your university determine marks? Are all modules given the same weighting? Do they take the four best modules?

If you let me know the university you're at, and degree you're doing, I can move your thread to the university subforum so current students can help.
3. Pass = 40 3rd = 45 2:2 = 50 2:1 = 60 1st = 70

Each year is made up of modules which have a certain number of credits assigned to them, giving a total of 120 credits for the year.

To work out your average for the year, you do the following formula for each module and then add the results together.

Formula: Score in module x credits / 120

Example

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Module 1 --- Score 65 --- Credits 40 --- 65 x 40/120 = 21.67
Module 2 --- Score 52 --- Credits 30 --- 52 x 30/120 = 13
Module 3 --- Score 62 --- Credits 30 --- 62 x 30/120 = 15.5
Module 4 --- Score 72 --- Credits 10 --- 72 x 10/120 = 6
Module 5 --- Score 65 --- Credits 10 --- 65 x 10/129 = 5.42

Year average = 21.67 + 13 + 15.5 + 6 + 5.42 = 61.59
4. (Original post by Tpx)
Pass = 40 3rd = 45 2:2 = 50 2:1 = 60 1st = 70

Each year is made up of modules which have a certain number of credits assigned to them, giving a total of 120 credits for the year.

To work out your average for the year, you do the following formula for each module and then add the results together.

Formula: Score in module x credits / 120

Example

Spoiler:
Show

Module 1 --- Score 65 --- Credits 40 --- 65 x 40/120 = 21.67
Module 2 --- Score 52 --- Credits 30 --- 52 x 30/120 = 13
Module 3 --- Score 62 --- Credits 30 --- 62 x 30/120 = 15.5
Module 4 --- Score 72 --- Credits 10 --- 72 x 10/120 = 6
Module 5 --- Score 65 --- Credits 10 --- 65 x 10/129 = 5.42

Year average = 21.67 + 13 + 15.5 + 6 + 5.42 = 61.59
As far as I'm aware for most (or certainly some) universities a 40 is enough for a third. There is no such thing as a "pass" honours degree. Providing all modules are passed with a mark of 40, a third is given.

And there are universities which have high boundaries such as the Open University.

As for working out results, this also differs between universities. Not all will weight modules equally, and some will work it out by taking the best, say, three module marks.

This is why the OP needs to mention the university he or she attends.

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