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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
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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
A-Level results and degree classification are not strongly correlated. the majority of graduates get a 2.1 classification, about 10% get a 1st (remainder getting 2.2s, 3rds, fail).

in general, you have to be a very high performer to get a 1st, where as most hard working people get 2.1s.
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A-Level results and degree classification are not strongly correlated. the majority of graduates get a 2.1 classification, about 10% get a 1st (remainder getting 2.2s, 3rds, fail).

in general, you have to be a very high performer to get a 1st, where as most hard working people get 2.1s.
thanks but would say getting a first be like getting A at A level, 2.1 a B, 2.2 a C or is it impossible to relate grades like this? just that my A level standard is only C/D (partly coz ive been lazy) so wondering if its possible for me to get a 1st or 2.1
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thanks but would say getting a first be like getting A at A level, 2.1 a B, 2.2 a C or is it impossible to relate grades like this? just that my A level standard is only C/D (partly coz ive been lazy) so wondering if its possible for me to get a 1st or 2.1
no, a 1st is much harder than an "A" at A-Level. it's certainly possible to achieve a 2.1 with any A-Level grades, to get a first though you have to substitute a sizable chunk of your social life and be an academic person (certainly with the medical sciences anyway!)
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no, a 1st is much harder than an "A" at A-Level. it's certainly possible to achieve a 2.1 with any A-Level grades, to get a first though you have to substitute a sizable chunk of your social life and be an academic person (certainly with the medical sciences anyway!)
hmm ok thanks, i was planning on being a lot more academical though i'll probably need to be just to achieve a 2.1 lol just wondered if u can do a masters degree with a 2.1
soz i know nothing about degrees
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hmm ok thanks, i was planning on being a lot more academical though i'll probably need to be just to achieve a 2.1 lol just wondered if u can do a masters degree with a 2.1
soz i know nothing about degrees
yeah, most people than go on to do MA/MSc get a 2.1 in their undergraduate degree.
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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:

Physics: E
Electronics: E
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.
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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. ;-)
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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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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. ;-)
Although these averages aren't the same nationwide, they're pretty near.

i find this a better way of showing degree classifications:

1:1 = Little social Life

2:1 = Decent Social Life

2:2 = Leaves everything to Last Mintue

3:3 = Heavy Drinker, Sleeps alot

Fail = Heavy Drinker, Chain Smoker, Attends few lectures

intrestingly, its those who went to private schools that usually get 2.2 and those who went to state schools that get 2.1
I completely agree.
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