i mean if ure expecting to achieve this at degree level, what grade should you have at A level.
im not sure how degrees work etc
Degrees and A-Levels grades are quite different.
I have just completed my degree in BA(hons) Business Management + IT with 2:1.
It depends on the course how difficult a degree is. For example, economics is very boring and complex (especailly the ethnics side) as is med. Whereas mine was a lot more pratical based looking at real-life situations, which could be backed with numerous articles.
I kind of went through clearing for uni, because i wasn't planning on getting to university with my grades, which were:
AS Computing: B
AS Business: N
AS Maths: U
Not the best as you can see, I hadn't even applied to UCAS, yet ended up at the University of Hull. (Saved myself that stupid admin fee and alot of time applying)
I am now going on to do a MA at University of Leeds.
My friends got A's at A-level and came out with 2:2. So as you can see further education and higher education differ a far bit.
at university 70% and above = 1st class; 60-69% is a 2:1; 50-59 is a 2:2; 40-49 is a 3 and less than that is a fail. ;-)
the good news alio is that if you want a first you can get a first.
it requires a lot of effort and a lot of dedication (and probably some sacrifice) but there is no reason not to be able to get one.
as has been said before most people get a 2.1/2.2
intrestingly, its those who went to private schools that usually get 2.2 and those who went to state schools that get 2.1 or at least thats what they tell us at Exeter.
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