# How do i calculate degree classifications?

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I study mathematics bsc and ive already got my second year results, however I wonder what I need to get in my final year to get a 1st overall.

The way the uni classifies degress is as follows:
-the best 60 credits from second year (weighted 25%)
-and 120 from final year (weighted 75%)

So the results I got for the best 60 are:
81%, (15 cred module)
73%, (15 cred module)
71% (15 cred module)
85% (15 cred module)

my question is, how do I calculate what i need to achieve per module in the final year to get an overall 180 credits which result in first class?

And would it be possible for someone to do this for me (showing the working)?

thank you
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4 years ago
#2
(Original post by aniqatasnimuddin)
I study mathematics bsc and ive already got my second year results, however I wonder what I need to get in my final year to get a 1st overall.

The way the uni classifies degress is as follows:
-the best 60 credits from second year (weighted 25%)
-and 120 from final year (weighted 75%)

So the results I got for the best 60 are:
81%, (15 cred module)
73%, (15 cred module)
71% (15 cred module)
85% (15 cred module)

my question is, how do I calculate what i need to achieve per module in the final year to get an overall 180 credits which result in first class?

And would it be possible for someone to do this for me (showing the working)?

thank you
Bit worrying you're doing a maths degree and can't calculate this, but anyway:

81+73+71+75=300
300/4=75
75*0.25=18.75

18.75+0.75x=70
x=(70-18.75)/(0.75)=68.3%

Assuming a first is 70. If not, change the bold 70 to whatever a first class mark is.

So you need 68.3% average from your best 120 credits.
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4 years ago
#3
Trolling with the maths degree part, right? RIGHT?!
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4 years ago
#4
"Maths degree"

trololololololol.
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#5
(Original post by rayquaza17)
Bit worrying you're doing a maths degree and can't calculate this, but anyway:

81+73+71+75=300
300/4=75
75*0.25=18.75

18.75+0.75x=70
x=(70-18.75)/(0.75)=68.3%

Assuming a first is 70. If not, change the bold 70 to whatever a first class mark is.

So you need 68.3% average from your best 120 credits.
I calculated it the exact same way so I do know how to work it out, Its just that when I asked other math students they worked it out a complete different way by doing (15 creds x the percentage) for each module which gave me a wrong answer. A lot of the students were doing it that way so I imagined Im probably using the wrong method, that's the reason I posted it here to see how others would determine the results. thank you btw
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