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Can I go from a 2.1 to a 1st?

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    Hi
    So I'm in my second year of university which is now drawing to an end! And I have a year abroad so I don't really need to worry too much about my last year until a years time.
    At the moment, I'm probably looking at getting a 2.1 for my second year. I got a 2.1 in all of my autumn modules, and I'm fairly confident with my spring exams too. But although I do agree that a 2.1 is still a good grade, there's still a part of me that wonders if a 1st is actually doable?
    For my university, the third year counts for TWICE the amount as the second year (my year abroad counts for nothing). So do you think that, if I did manage to get a stable 2.1 this year (like maybe 65), that there's a possibility to get a 1st if I absolutely worked my butt off?
    Any general comments are appreciated
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    It's certainly possible
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    well if your 3rd year counts for twice as much then you probably need about 73% to make it 70% overall.

    Only you can answer that.
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    3rd year counts twice so we're looking at 33%/66% split over 2nd and 3rd years

    If you are on a 65 this year then you'd need 73% to get a first overall.

    I averaged like 77% or 78% in my final year and this is for Computer Science too. It's doable if you put your mind to it and work hard right from the off.
 
 
 
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