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Afternoon everyone,

hope you've all had a good exams session.

I've finished my first year at University, and whilst I am pleased with getting marks in the 70s earlier in the year... I have heard stories of people getting the elusive 80+ marks in previous years.

Whilst I'd accept that this would be incredibly difficult to achieve, I was wondering if anyone on here has themselves scored a mark of 80+ at undergraduate level. If so, do you think that it is more technique/intelligence based, or can this be achieved purely by working very hard. Despite my grades, I feel that I hardly worked last year and I'm thinking of teaching myself equity and trusts over summer so that I can be ready for next year and hopefully stand a chance of getting 80 possibly?

Is this futile?

haha, hope you all have a nice summer

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Good job on getting very good marks already! In my uni it was said that the staff would not award anything past 80% because of the sheer amount of paper work. Apparently, if the grade is 80+ it means that it must be reviewed by more people as the answers must be exceptional. I don't know if this is just a myth but it's what I have heard. Nor did anyone on my course ever get above 80%.

Equity & Trusts can be a tough topic, I know many struggled with it. Scott Atkins has written an amazing book for students to use, very straightforward and somehow easy to read. I would defnitely recommend it, especially if you're planning on doing 'independent study'!
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(Original post by DenningLJ)
Afternoon everyone,

hope you've all had a good exams session.

I've finished my first year at University, and whilst I am pleased with getting marks in the 70s earlier in the year... I have heard stories of people getting the elusive 80+ marks in previous years.

Whilst I'd accept that this would be incredibly difficult to achieve, I was wondering if anyone on here has themselves scored a mark of 80+ at undergraduate level. If so, do you think that it is more technique/intelligence based, or can this be achieved purely by working very hard. Despite my grades, I feel that I hardly worked last year and I'm thinking of teaching myself equity and trusts over summer so that I can be ready for next year and hopefully stand a chance of getting 80 possibly?

Is this futile?

haha, hope you all have a nice summer

J
It really is all about the subject tutor, as some are more willing to give 80+ marks and some have set the ceiling in the 70s. At my uni there were only 2 tutors who had ever given 80+ in their subjects and they made it very clear how what they wanted in order to achieve that. If you have to chance ask your tutors to see what the highest mark they've ever given and you will find out whether they go above 70.

I received 80+ in one of my subjects but then he was very clear that if we followed his way of approaching questions and formatting then the 80 was possible (mind I think mine was the highest so not too sure if it was his first 80 or not). Friends also got 80+ for coursework in another subject, so it is totally dependent on the tutor
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Good job on getting very good marks already! In my uni it was said that the staff would not award anything past 80% because of the sheer amount of paper work. Apparently, if the grade is 80+ it means that it must be reviewed by more people as the answers must be exceptional. I don't know if this is just a myth but it's what I have heard. Nor did anyone on my course ever get above 80%.

Equity & Trusts can be a tough topic, I know many struggled with it. Scott Atkins has written an amazing book for students to use, very straightforward and somehow easy to read. I would defnitely recommend it, especially if you're planning on doing 'independent study'!
Scott Atkins is my personal tutor and lecturer at university I'm please that you liked his book I will let him know when I'm back in September that it is receiving good reviews! I start my third year in September and I'll be doing equity, don't know how I will get along with the subject but I'm sure his book will help


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(Original post by DenningLJ)
Afternoon everyone,

hope you've all had a good exams session.

I've finished my first year at University, and whilst I am pleased with getting marks in the 70s earlier in the year... I have heard stories of people getting the elusive 80+ marks in previous years.

Whilst I'd accept that this would be incredibly difficult to achieve, I was wondering if anyone on here has themselves scored a mark of 80+ at undergraduate level. If so, do you think that it is more technique/intelligence based, or can this be achieved purely by working very hard. Despite my grades, I feel that I hardly worked last year and I'm thinking of teaching myself equity and trusts over summer so that I can be ready for next year and hopefully stand a chance of getting 80 possibly?

Is this futile?

haha, hope you all have a nice summer

J
I also queried about the elusive 80 at undergraduate. I spoke to my tutor about the grades at degree level and why it is that nobody seems to ever get above 75. She told me that when they are marking the papers/essays, the 80 mark is reserved for something which they believe would be publishable, in a law journal, in the state it is in, and that is why it is typically unheard of.
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I also queried about the elusive 80 at undergraduate. I spoke to my tutor about the grades at degree level and why it is that nobody seems to ever get above 75. She told me that when they are marking the papers/essays, the 80 mark is reserved for something which they believe would be publishable, in a law journal, in the state it is in, and that is why it is typically unheard of.
It depends on the university. I got a number of 80+ marks at undergrad in written exams and essays, and none of those pieces of work were publishable, even with extensive revision.
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