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    Hey Guys;

    Well, I am currently in my first year at uni and have been told the first year at uni doesn't contribute towards your final grade at all and just allows you access to the second year which is when it starts contributing, is this true?
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    Yeah, most unis have it so first year doesnt count towards final grades to give you time to adapt to the course and get used to everything before it counts
    However some unis do, for example my course in first year didnt count before christmas, but the second semester does count, so i think it varies between unis/courses
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Hey Guys;

    Well, I am currently in my first year at uni and have been told the first year at uni doesn't contribute towards your final grade at all and just allows you access to the second year which is when it starts contributing, is this true?
    Most unis say that the first year doesn't count towards your final grade
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    This is the case at most universities. Sometimes it may contribute a nominal percentage (e.g. 5%) to the final grade, but not really make a difference to the overall outcome. This information will probably be available somewhere online. If you're unsure where to find it, maybe ask your tutor or your friends?

    The reason for this is that you are expected to use first year to learn how to be a student. You can deal with all the time mangement issues, learning what style of writing is required for essays, how much revision to do for exams etc, and make a few mistakes without messing up your entire year. If you just do the bare minimum to scrape a pass, you won't be well prepared for second year.
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    It doesn't count with in most courses but I would still say get the best grade possible. For law at least, if you don't have at least a 2.1 in first year you can say goodbye to vacation schemes and training contracts.
 
 
 
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