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    Hi everyone.. I want a first in this degree.. i will put a breakdown of my results and the percentages.. can someone tell me what the minimal grade i will need in order to get a first please? My grades are not awesome at all but pLEASE HELP ME.. i would really appreciate it! kindah panicking right now!

    Module A- worth 37.5%

    Module B- worth 25%

    Module C- 37.5%

    I have just received Module A results and i have got 55.38% in in it.

    module B is made up of 2 papers.. one is worth 75% and the other 25%

    module C is made up of a dissertation which is worth 80% and another exam worth 20%.


    what grades do i need in minimal to make up a first class honours (which is 70% overall) is it even possible?!

    if i do extremely well in exam.. so considering i do well in all exams.. can someone put this into account too as I'm not good at writing dissertations!

    please help!

    also.. i found the following equation... dont really understand it... maybe this might help you guys.
    (A x 37.5/100) + (B x 25/100) + (C x 37.5/100) = Final Mark
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    (Original post by Honey:))
    Hi everyone.. I want a first in this degree.. i will put a breakdown of my results and the percentages.. can someone tell me what the minimal grade i will need in order to get a first please? My grades are not awesome at all but pLEASE HELP ME.. i would really appreciate it! kindah panicking right now!

    Module A- worth 37.5%

    Module B- worth 25%

    Module C- 37.5%

    I have just received Module A results and i have got 55.38% in in it.

    module B is made up of 2 papers.. one is worth 75% and the other 25%

    module C is made up of a dissertation which is worth 80% and another exam worth 20%.


    what grades do i need in minimal to make up a first class honours (which is 70% overall) is it even possible?!

    if i do extremely well in exam.. so considering i do well in all exams.. can someone put this into account too as I'm not good at writing dissertations!

    please help!

    also.. i found the following equation... dont really understand it... maybe this might help you guys.
    (A x 37.5/100) + (B x 25/100) + (C x 37.5/100) = Final Mark
    Use this formula:

    \text{Final percentage} = 20.7675 + 0.1875B_1 + 0.0625B_2 + 0.3C_1 + 0.075C_2

    B_1 is your percentage for the 75% paper of module B and B_2 is your percentage for the other module B paper.

    C_1 is your module C dissertation percentage and C_2 is your module C exam percentage.
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    (Original post by notnek)
    Use this formula:

    \text{Final percentage} = 20.7675 + 18.75B_1 + 6.25B_2 + 30C_1 + 7.5C_2

    B_1 is your percentage for the 75% paper of module B and B_2 is your percentage for the other module B paper.

    C_1 is your module C dissertation percentage and C_2 is your module C exam percentage.
    how do i use this formula?
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    (Original post by Honey:))
    how do i use this formula?
    Check my edit above. I changed the formula to this:

    \text{Final percentage} = 20.7675 + 0.1875B_1 + 0.0625B_2 + 0.3C_1 + 0.075C_2

    E.g. if you got 40% in B1 you would do

    20.7675 + 0.1875 x 40 + ....

    You do the same for all the other papers and add it all together.
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    (Original post by notnek)
    Check my edit above. I changed the formula to this:

    \text{Final percentage} = 20.7675 + 0.1875B_1 + 0.0625B_2 + 0.3C_1 + 0.075C_2

    E.g. if you got 40% in B1 you would do

    20.7675 + 0.1875 x 40 + ....

    You do the same for all the other papers and add it all together.
    what are my minimum marks i can get if i want 70% in total??
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    (Original post by Honey:))
    what are my minimum marks i can get if i want 70% in total??
    What do you mean by 'minimum marks'?

    E.g. you could get 5% in one paper and 95% in another and get over 70%.

    You should experiment with different marks that you think you could get and see what the formula gives you.
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    (Original post by Honey:))
    how do i use this formula?
    (Original post by Honey:))
    what are my minimum marks i can get if i want 70% in total??
    Don't medical students have to understand figures so that when they become doctors they don't kill patients with wrong dosages of drugs???
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    (Original post by notnek)
    What do you mean by 'minimum marks'?

    E.g. you could get 5% in one paper and 95% in another and get over 70%.

    You should experiment with different marks that you think you could get and see what the formula gives you.
    for the different modules.. what are the marks i need to get 70? is it even possible? say i was aiming for 80% and above in each paper?
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    (Original post by Honey:))
    for the different modules.. what are the marks i need to get 70? is it even possible? say i was aiming for 80% and above in each paper?
    If you got 80% in everything:

    20.7675 + (0.1875 x 80) + (0.0625 x 80) + (0.3 x 80) + (0.075 x 80) = 70.7675

    So you would get over 70%.


    Please try using the formula yourself if you need more information. Let me know if you still don't understand how to use it.
 
 
 
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