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# PGCE application: Degree percentages? watch

1. I'm going through the application form and I'm stuck on the percentages for my degree modules. The formula given is the total number of degree credits/module credits x 100, and the total has to add up to 100.
As I did a four year course, the total overall credits is 480. I have 19 modules at 20 credits, 1 module at 40 credits and a final module at 60 credits. No matter how many times I calculate this I keep getting 97, and phoning UCAS proved to be useless.
Is this because my degree was a four year course or has anyone else come across this problem?
2. (Original post by KateSims)
I'm going through the application form and I'm stuck on the percentages for my degree modules. The formula given is the total number of degree credits/module credits x 100, and the total has to add up to 100.
As I did a four year course, the total overall credits is 480. I have 19 modules at 20 credits, 1 module at 40 credits and a final module at 60 credits. No matter how many times I calculate this I keep getting 97, and phoning UCAS proved to be useless.
Is this because my degree was a four year course or has anyone else come across this problem?
It's because you're rounding down all of your 20 and 40 credit modules.

Your 20 credit modules are 4.2% of your total credits (your 40 credit module is 8.3% and your 60 credit is 12.5% - which would add up to 100.6%) - if you can't put in decimals on UCAS then you're going to have to choose 3 modules to round up by 1% to get it to total 100%.

Don't worry too much - they're really looking for a general idea.
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3. (Original post by PQ)
It's because you're rounding down all of your 20 and 40 credit modules.

Your 20 credit modules are 4.2% of your total credits (your 40 credit module is 8.3% and your 60 credit is 12.5% - which would add up to 100.6%) - if you can't put in decimals on UCAS then you're going to have to choose 3 modules to round up by 1% to get it to total 100%.

Don't worry too much - they're really looking for a general idea.
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Ah, fantastic! I assumed that because they were asking to round up and down that they would check and penalize appropriately. I can get on with the rest of the application now, many thanks again!

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