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    I've graduated with a 68. Whilst I'm really happy with this, it's also kind of gutting because it's so close to a first, but not quite there.

    I feel a little as if, there's such a big difference between a 60 and a high 2:1 in terms of the effort I put in, but this difference doesn't seem to pay off.

    I kind of feel as if I could have been a lot less stressed this year and not worked so hard to achieve a low 2:1, and would have ended up in the same situation? It seems as if a 2:1 is a 2:1, and the mark doesn't matter.

    Anyone else ever feel like that? :unsure:
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    It can make a difference in two main cases at my uni:

    - near grade boundaries for getting onto future years: if it's a 2.1 to get into 4th year, someone with a very high 2.2 is much more likely to be able to successfully appeal it

    - At the top end there are monetary prizes to be had

    Otherwise I think the majority feel similarly to you in a lot of cases, especially if they don't have the pressure of staying on for a future year.
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    (Original post by Twinpeaks)
    I've graduated with a 68. Whilst I'm really happy with this, it's also kind of gutting because it's so close to a first, but not quite there.

    I feel a little as if, there's such a big difference between a 60 and a high 2:1 in terms of the effort I put in, but this difference doesn't seem to pay off.

    I kind of feel as if I could have been a lot less stressed this year and not worked so hard to achieve a low 2:1, and would have ended up in the same situation? It seems as if a 2:1 is a 2:1, and the mark doesn't matter.

    Anyone else ever feel like that? :unsure:
    Matters for Oxbridge graduate entry. Specifies high 2.1 or 1st entry only.

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