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    I don't really understand what these are and how you get them? Is there something lower than 2.1 or is that a fail?
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    (Original post by anitsirk)
    I don't really understand what these are and how you get them? Is there something lower than 2.1 or is that a fail?
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    70%+ is a first
    60%+ is a 2:1
    50%+ is a 2:2
    40+ is a 3rd
    below 40% is a fail
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    Lol no its called a 2.2, I shall elaborate.
    1st is 70% or higher and is like an A
    2.1 is 60% or higher and is like a B
    2.2 is 50% or higher and is like a C
    Third is 40% or higher and is like a D, but not many employers consider a third, a third is basically like a fail its very unlikely to get anywhere with a third.

    2.2 is 50/50 you may be able to get something but since a lot of graduates get 2.1s its overruled. You also generally need a 2.1 for some graduate schemes. A 2.1 is brilliant definatley something to be proud of.
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    (Original post by redleader1)
    Lol no its called a 2.2, I shall elaborate.
    1st is 70% or higher and is like an A
    2.1 is 60% or higher and is like a B
    2.2 is 50% or higher and is like a C
    Third is 40% or higher and is like a D, but not many employers consider a third, a third is basically like a fail its very unlikely to get anywhere with a third.

    2.2 is 50/50 you may be able to get something but since a lot of graduates get 2.1s its overruled. You also generally need a 2.1 for some graduate schemes. A 2.1 is brilliant definatley something to be proud of.
    How can a person be proud of 2:1 when actually if you look at universities' statistics, over 70 % of graduates get 2:1s? It is obviously enough for most employers, but really a 1st is the only classification you can be proud of as very few people get it. So many people get 2:1s that it became more like a C at a-level (just average, nothing great or exceptional).
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    (Original post by 0123456543210)
    How can a person be proud of 2:1 when actually if you look at universities' statistics, over 70 % of graduates get 2:1s. It is obviously enough for most employers, but really a 1st is something to be proud of as very few people get it.
    It's not as easy as you think.
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    It's not as easy as you think.
    It may not be easy, but looking objectively most of the people achieve it, so it is nothing special.
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    (Original post by 0123456543210)
    How can a person be proud of 2:1 when actually if you look at universities' statistics, over 70 % of graduates get 2:1s? It is obviously enough for most employers, but really a 1st is the only classification you can be proud of as very few people get it. So many people get 2:1s that it became more like a C at a-level (just average, nothing great or exceptional).
    I suppose buts its better than a 2.2. You can also get into the decent graduate schemes with a 2.1
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    (Original post by 0123456543210)
    How can a person be proud of 2:1 when actually if you look at universities' statistics, over 70 % of graduates get 2:1s? It is obviously enough for most employers, but really a 1st is the only classification you can be proud of as very few people get it. So many people get 2:1s that it became more like a C at a-level (just average, nothing great or exceptional).
    Well, if you get 69.5%, that's totally different from scraping 60%.

    The problem with calling a 2:1 the equivalent of any particular grade is that most students fall within the 2:1 range, and there's clearly a massive difference within it.

    It also depends what the degree is.

    But I agree that it's nothing 'special'.
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    because a 2:1 is still a good grade, and for many people its the best they can achieve
 
 
 
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