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    I received an email today stating that I am now eligible for the Bachelor of Science with Honours Upper Second Class in Computing.

    According to my calculation, I was expecting to get the first class one.


    Here are the rules:

    the student scores an average mark of at least 70% over his/her best 100 credits, including the dissertation, taken at SCQF Level 10,
    and

    at least 80 credits at SCQF Level 10, including the dissertation, are at 70% or above,
    and

    at least a further 20 credits at SCQF Level 10 are at 60% or above.


    These are my marks:

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    (Original post by baris22)

    at least 80 credits at SCQF Level 10, including the dissertation, are at 70% or above,
    Unless you've edited this down and it means you have 80 level 10 credits AVERAGING 70, this would explain it - your dissertation wasn't a first
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    'at least 80 credits at SCQF Level 10, including the dissertation, are at 70% or above, '

    Your dissertation is at 67%.
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    Unless you've edited this down and it means you have 80 level 10 credits AVERAGING 70, this would explain it - your dissertation wasn't a first
    I read this sentence over and over:

    at least 80 credits at SCQF Level 10, including the dissertation, are at 70% or above

    Doesn't it mean that 40 credits + dissertation (which is another 40 credit) should be above 70%
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    (Original post by baris22)
    I read this sentence over and over:

    at least 80 credits at SCQF Level 10, including the dissertation, are at 70% or above

    Doesn't it mean that 40 credits + dissertation (which is another 40 credit) should be above 70%
    I interpret that to mean you need at least 80 credits including your dissertation where they are all 70% or over, not an average. So you needed to get a first in your dissertation to get a first class overall. My uni had a similar policy where you had to have a certain number of credits being 70+, not just an average of a 70 overall
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    (Original post by baris22)
    I read this sentence over and over:

    at least 80 credits at SCQF Level 10, including the dissertation, are at 70% or above

    Doesn't it mean that 40 credits + dissertation (which is another 40 credit) should be above 70%
    Also you got 60 credits at level 10 with 70 or more, not 80 credits. It seems to me that you would've needed your dissertation + 40 other credits at level 10 with a score of 70 or more, which you don't have.

    That's a harsh policy though considering you got 73% overall. What uni is this?
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    (Original post by baris22)
    at least 80 credits at SCQF Level 10, including the dissertation, are at 70% or above
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    (Original post by baris22)
    I read this sentence over and over:

    at least 80 credits at SCQF Level 10, including the dissertation, are at 70% or above

    Doesn't it mean that 40 credits + dissertation (which is another 40 credit) should be above 70%
    That's right, you need at least 80 of your credits to be at 70% or more. This has to include your dissertation. Because your dissertation was not over 70%, you didn't get a first. If your dissertation had been 70% rather than 67%, you would have gotten a first.
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    From the rules you have posted the dissertation needs to be over 70 and yours isn't. Still excellent results though.
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    It might help if they had included a maths module.
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    You did not obtain 70% in your dissertation, therefore you have not qualified to receive a first class*
 
 
 
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