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    What percentage must one get to get a first class honours in medicine?
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    The MB, BS or MB, ChB, etc. aren't like other degrees in their classifications.

    Often it's classified purely on a pass/fail.

    Also, as there is no standardised examination for the pre-clinical years in the UK, the medical schools can set the percentage to pass (say 55%) wherever they like and is dependent on the exam perceived difficulty so the pass percentage varies.

    Some universities, such as Imperial, have "Pass (with merit/distinction/distinction*)" on the final certificate which for example could be "Pass with Merit" meaning the candidate attained a pass in the top 30% of that years' cohort of medics.
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    Thankyou for clarifying that.. I was just confused as some of my seniors recently graduated with a first class honours in medicine from my uni. Any idea what classifies as first class honours normally?
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    Did they intercalate a degree? Sometimes a university offers a 6-year medicine course with a optional/compulsory intercalated BSc degree which IS classified like normal degrees are. Then they graduate with a MB, BS, iBSc (1st, 2: 1, 2: 2, etc.).

    1st class honours is usually above 70% I believe.
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    Yes that might be it.. because one of my seniors did a previous degree in biomedical sciences
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    (Original post by Bow Tie)
    1st class honours is usually above 70% I believe.
    Yes by definition. That doesn't necessarily mean you got 70% on the actual exam though - it may be scaled in a variety of ways. For example, for my intercalated degree if you got 100% in the exam, that scaled to an 81, hence it was physically impossible to get above an 81.
 
 
 
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