Okay so I heard you need a D3 to get to second year. I passed on all my exams except for one, I got an E1.
Now the course I chose I do not want to continue with in second year.
I did Business, Psychology and Philosophy in semester one. Dropped Philosophy, and changed it to Astronomy for the second semester. Astronomy is the one I failed, but I only took it because I dropped philosophy and had to pick something for the second semester.
I spoke to my adviser but I'm not really sure what she means. She said:
"You need 200 credits at D or above and so as long as you manage this for 20 of your 40 level 1 credits next year then you will be fine and don't have to take this resit."
I asked her what she meant and she said:
"You must have 200 of 240 credits at D grade or above (including 80 level 2 credits) by the end of year 2 to qualify for Honours entry. If you resit this course and achieve a D grade, you have more flexibility next year regarding what you must achieve. I'd advise you to take the resit if possible but it's up to you"
Has anyone been in this position? What flexibility is she talking about? Is it worth paying 150 pounds for?
Please anyone help I'm kinda lost.
Short term - you need a D3 to progress to second year in the subjects that you're actually going to study in second year. If you're not taking Astronomy then it doesn't matter.
Long(er) term - one course = 20 credits. You study 120 credits in first year, 120 in second year = 240 credits altogether. What she means is that you need to have a D3 or above in 10 (out of 12) of your modules at the end of second year. Right now, you've got 5 modules at a D3 or above, out of 6. You have more flexibility if you resit Astronomy and end up with at least a D3 because if you fail anything next year, you might end up not meeting the overall requirements for Honours. Entry to Honours is based on your grades for the subjects you're studying in third/fourth year, but you also need a minimum number of credits at D3 or above.
It's only worth paying £150 (is it really that much now?) to resit it if you think it's worth it. If you're sure you'll pass everything next year then that's fine and no need to resit now.
I'm studying Engineering - 2nd year - I got an E3 and I know I have the choice whether to resit or not (however, my advisor suggested that I should since I also want to apply for medicine).
My question is - what happens if I do worse and end up with an F? Do they pretend the resit never happened? :/