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    Need some advice regarding my 2nd year Uni grades. (Doing Economics @ Brunel).

    Baisically i averaged 57/58% which is a 2:2. What i wanted to know was is it still possible to get a good 2:1 degree for me, or not?

    If there is a possiblity, could anyone advise me on the best way to approach Level 3? Or anything else that would help me acheive a 'good' honours degree.

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    well you only need to get an average of 62%(ish) next year to get a 2:1 so just work a bit harder and spend lots of time on your dissertation.
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    Average above 60 for your third year and you'll be able to gain a 2:1 overall.

    Do the reading, do more background reading and work your backside off for your dissertation

    Best of luck!
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    Depends on the weighting each year is given for your course. If it's 30% for 2nd year and 70% for 3rd year then you wouldn't need to get much over 60% to get a 2:1 after all.
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    It's weighted 1 : 2, so around 62 would give you an overall 2.i. If you want a good 2.i (as in 65 and over), though, you'd need something closer to 69/70.
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    i need about exactly the same as you next year, however the reason i dropped down this yr was cos of my maths modules which i dont have to do next year!!! so your 2nd yr was worth abt 33/34% so abt 61.5 should do it, depending on how strict your uni are with boundery marks. Its very very possible to get a 2.1 just start working from september (or even ova summer) and choose the right modules!
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    Be very cautious next year. Often second year results reflect on the third year's. Of course that can be changed. Choose your modules strategically and work harder.
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    57/58 is fine for second year marks if you want a 2:1, as people have said, work hard on your dissertation (dont leave 'till last minute like I did!) perhaps look at your module choices to see which fit you better, by that I mean some are 50/50 coursework/exam marks whilst some may be more coursework weighted or exam weighted, if you get better marks from assessed essays for example pick more of them to make the best of your strengths.

    Remember as well people naturally improve year on year, my uni estimated that the average student improves marks by 10% purely on being more established with the work. Me personally I got 58 in my 2nd year, didn't get a single 2:1 in a module exam, highest was 59. third year I got 63, 65, 66 and 70 in my modules. And I've had a tendency to do badly in exams! so don';t worry if you put your head down you shall be fine!
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    57/58 is a high 2.2 and the second year probably counts for less than the final year, so a 2.1 should definitely still be possible.
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    Thanks for all your advice guys!!

    Also, if anyone happens to read this again, is there any way i can pick a good dissertation topic for economics? Does anyone have any suggestions for a good topic..

    Please let me know
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    I would advise you ask that in the economics forum
 
 
 
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