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# In my final year, what marks should I need to get a 2:1?? Watch

1. Hello,

So I am in my last year of my undergraduate degree. 3 years, 120 credits each year. 1st year does not count towards classification. 2nd year weighs 30% and third year weighs 70%.

My overall 2nd year mark is 60%. I have already completed 40 credits (1/3) of my 3rd year credits and my mark for them is 72%. Given these two figures, what is the minimum mark I need to get with my remaining 80 credits?

I ask because I know some of you are familiar with a method for working this out, and I have been given a place on my dream postgraduate course on the condition is that I get a 2:1

Thank you.
2. I'll write out the calculation I used to show you how I arrived at the percentage you will need on average in your remaining modules to get a 2.1:

Second year you scored 60%, worth 30% of your overall degree
60/100 x 30 = 18% (this is the percentage your second year has contributed to your overall degree classification)

Assuming you study six modules in your final year at 20 credits each, each third year module is worth 11.66% (70/120 x 20 = 11.66) and have already completed 40 credits worth at 72% overall:

72/100 x 23.32 = 16.79% (this is the percentage your completed third year modules have contributed to your overall degree classification)

18+16.79 = 34.79% (this is the percentage all modules completed so far have contributed to your overall degree)

60-34.79 = 25.21
4 remaining modules = 11.66 x 4 = 46.64% left to complete of your degree

25.21/46.64 x 100 = 54% (this is the percentage you need overall in your remaining modules to get a 2.1 overall).

If you wanted to achieve a first you would need to get 75% on average in your final modules (70-34.79 = 35.21, 35.21/46.64 x 100 = 75%)

I think that's right anyway - if not I'm sure someone will correct me!

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