How is a 2:1 and stuff calculated?

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RyanW
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Can someone explain how universities calculate your degree grade, is it even called a grade?

What's need for a first?

Sorry, may be appearing a bit dim here. It's just I have never looked into it.
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Can someone explain how universities calculate your degree grade, is it even called a grade?

What's need for a first?

Sorry, may be appearing a bit dim here. It's just I have never looked into it.

a 1st is usually 70% and above for either the whole course, or the course minus the first year.

a 2i usually 61-70%
a 2ii usually 51-60%
3 - 41%-50%

However some unis have set numbers of firsts, higher first grade requirements etc...
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Thanks-a-lot. So basically if you want a first you need to make sure your getting over 70% in all exams and practical assessments?
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Thanks-a-lot. So basically if you want a first you need to make sure your getting over 70% in all exams and practical assessments?

Yes. You can usually get some 2i and 2iis so long as your over all average is a 1st.
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Thanks-a-lot. So basically if you want a first you need to make sure your getting over 70% in all exams and practical assessments?
Depends on the course. For my course, in order to get a First overall you needed Firsts in at least half your modules and nothing below a certain mark. For a 2:1 you needed five 2:1s out of 8 full-year modules and again nothing below a certain mark, etc.
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70+ = 1st
60-69 = 2:1
50-59 = 2:2
40-49 = 3rd
30-39 = Pass
<30 = Fail

At Oxford at any rate, but as said its fairly standard. These would be marks for individual answers/papers, overall marks are somewhat different. As someone said some require an average mark of, say, 68 5 papers over 70 and three no less than 65 or something. My course however was a straight average of all my finals.
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Some unis allow you to fail modules (!!) and still come out with a first!!!

Not that that pisses me off in any way shape of form .

If you had failed a module at Swansea (School of Biological Sciences) you wouldn't have gotten a degree at all...
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Looks like I'm going for a first then - should be able to make 70% though I may be underesetimating the difficulty of Computer Science.
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