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    So I just finished first year, and the exams were quite a bit harder than I expected, and I didn't do too great, with results corresponding to a "second-class" degree (i.e. 2.1... not a complete disaster IMO?)

    But my dad is pissed and giving me a hard time, and he said if I couldn't even get a first-class in the first year, I'm going to fail...

    Obviously there are exceptions to every rule, but in general, is he correct to say that?

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    No I had a 2.2 in first year, high 2.2 in second year and a 2.1 in third year. My grades have actually got better as I progressed through the years with third year being my best year. So your dad is wrong on that front. Do not worry and just keep working hard.


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    (Original post by lozzielizzie)
    No I had a 2.2 in first year, high 2.2 in second year and a 2.1 in third year. My grades have actually got better as I progressed through the years with third year being my best year. So your dad is wrong on that front. Do not worry and just keep working hard.


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    Thanks, that's reassuring
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    (Original post by Truth-Seeker)
    So I just finished first year, and the exams were quite a bit harder than I expected, and I didn't do too great, with results corresponding to a "second-class" degree (not a complete disaster IMO?)

    But my dad is pissed and giving me a hard time, and he said if I couldn't even get a first-class in the first year, I'm going to fail...

    Obviously there are exceptions to every rule, but in general, is he correct to say that?

    Thanks
    No, he's not correct - First Year is a learning curve and at most unis doesn't count much towards your final grade In a way it's good that the exams were hard as it gives you an idea of what you need to aim for. You can still get a first or a 2:1 in your second and third years. :top:
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    No, he's not correct - First Year is a learning curve and at most unis doesn't count much towards your final grade In a way it's good that the exams were hard as it gives you an idea of what you need to aim for. You can still get a first or a 2:1 in your second and third years. :top:
    Yeah, I guess that's why the first year doesn't actually count towards anything. And it definitely has been a "learning curve" as you put it!
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    As others have said, he is not correct. Like another person in the thread, I also got better with each year. I put this down to the adjustment I had to make going from FE to HE (also partly due to some slack, knowing my first year grades didn't contribute to the classification :P). Good luck!
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    Nah he's wrong. Finished my first year with a low 2.2 as really struggled with the change in pace/return to education, just finished my second year 1 mark of the elusive 1st! So judging from previous student I'm prob going to graduate with a 1st.Your dad also needs to remember a third is the unis acceptable level. your either acceptable, better than acceptable or fail.
 
 
 
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