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    Hey,

    Unexpectedly I got a high 2.2 (borderline 2.1) in my first year at the LSE. Assuming I get firsts/high 2.1s in all modules during my second year where it counts 4/9 of my degree (first year only counts for 1/9) do I still stand a good chance for a masters degree at Cambridge?

    In terms of work experience and extra curricular activities, I am excellent so this is not a problem.

    I am just worried that the 2.2 in first year, which although counts for hardly anything in my degree, might ruin my chances?

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    I have recently graduated from KCL, I'm unsure of grade weighting at LSE but I presume it's broadly compatible across the UoL Federation. At KCL, one's first year accounts for 10% of their overall degree result. Whilst this is substantial, it means that you shouldn't abandon all hope now. If you manage to attain a mid/high 2:1 next year, or even a first it will push this years grade up and improve your overall average (remember, your result in second year will also count for more of your degree). So in short, your chances of getting into Cambridge are not squandered. It is probably a fair comment that you are in a slightly precarious position- a low 2:1 next year might not be sufficient for Cambridge's high standards- but entrance onto a masters program is by no means impossible. The advice that I'd give you is pretty generic. Focus, work hard and you will likely find that this pays dividends.
 
 
 
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