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I was reading a thread and how a person said you went from a low 2.2 to a high 2.1. Do you think it will be possible for me to go from a third to a high 2.1 or even with an extreme amount of dedication a 1st. And how hard do you think it will be for me to do so.

Also, in order for me to go from a third to a 1st, how hard would that difficulty be if I followed a vast amount of online tips

The course is weighted 40% in second year and 60% in third year.
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I was reading a thread and how a person said you went from a low 2.2 to a high 2.1. Do you think it will be possible for me to go from a third to a high 2.1 or even with an extreme amount of dedication a 1st. And how hard do you think it will be for me to do so.

Also, in order for me to go from a third to a 1st, how hard would that difficulty be if I followed a vast amount of online tips

The course is weighted 40% in second year and 60% in third year.
You haven't given us enough information to answer you properly. What course are you doing? How are your marks at the moment?
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You haven't given us enough information to answer you properly. What course are you doing? How are your marks at the moment?
Course Accounting and finance Marks/Grade- low 2.2/high third
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Course Accounting and finance Marks/Grade- low 2.2/high third
Whether you can get your marks up to a 2:1 or even a first, you need to identify the reasons for your marks being low so far. If the issues are simply not applying yourself or procrastinating too much, then you can work on that. If it's a medical condition or similar, then you should be claiming extenuating circumstances and getting help via the university/GP.
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I was reading a thread and how a person said you went from a low 2.2 to a high 2.1. Do you think it will be possible for me to go from a third to a high 2.1 or even with an extreme amount of dedication a 1st. And how hard do you think it will be for me to do so.

Also, in order for me to go from a third to a 1st, how hard would that difficulty be if I followed a vast amount of online tips

The course is weighted 40% in second year and 60% in third year.
Mathematically, yes it is possible to go from a Third up to a First.

A Third is typically a mark in the 40-49% range. If your second year is worth 40%, that equates to an overall percentage of 16-19.6%. We'll just say 18% as an average (high Third). To get a First, you typically need 70% and already have ~18%, which leaves ~52% left to get. You third year is worth 60%, so you're looking for 52/60 which equates to roughly 87%. Depending on your exact numbers, there's going to be a bit of variation there but you're probably looking at marks in 85%+ region to scrape a First. If you aim for a 2:1 instead, that drops down to 42/60, or around 70% to scrape a 2:1. So absolutely, it is mathematically possible but we're talking near perfect performance to scrape the grade boundaries.

Realistically speaking, it's simply unlikely. As above, you need an exceptionally strong performance to make up for the mark deficit. If you're aiming for a First, you may need to do near perfect on everything. One weak mark and a First may become impossible. But more than that, there's a reason you've been getting a Third and simply following online tips may not be sufficient to resolve whatever problems you're having. We can't really comment on the difficulty of things based on what little information we have. And simply put, people don't just suddenly go from low marks to high marks I'm afraid. That's not to say it can't be done, but it's not unreasonable to assume if you were capable as is then you would have already been getting those higher marks. The difficulty is going to depend entirely on why you've not been doing so well.
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What about going from a third to a 2.1, what is the likely opportunity of that happening?
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Mathematically, yes it is possible to go from a Third up to a First.

A Third is typically a mark in the 40-49% range. If your second year is worth 40%, that equates to an overall percentage of 16-19.6%. We'll just say 18% as an average (high Third). To get a First, you typically need 70% and already have ~18%, which leaves ~52% left to get. You third year is worth 60%, so you're looking for 52/60 which equates to roughly 87%. Depending on your exact numbers, there's going to be a bit of variation there but you're probably looking at marks in 85%+ region to scrape a First. If you aim for a 2:1 instead, that drops down to 42/60, or around 70% to scrape a 2:1. So absolutely, it is mathematically possible but we're talking near perfect performance to scrape the grade boundaries.

Realistically speaking, it's simply unlikely. As above, you need an exceptionally strong performance to make up for the mark deficit. If you're aiming for a First, you may need to do near perfect on everything. One weak mark and a First may become impossible. But more than that, there's a reason you've been getting a Third and simply following online tips may not be sufficient to resolve whatever problems you're having. We can't really comment on the difficulty of things based on what little information we have. And simply put, people don't just suddenly go from low marks to high marks I'm afraid. That's not to say it can't be done, but it's not unreasonable to assume if you were capable as is then you would have already been getting those higher marks. The difficulty is going to depend entirely on why you've not been doing so well.
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What about going from a third to a 2.1, what is the likely opportunity of that happening?
I address this in my post. Aiming for a 2:1 is probably going to require somewhere in the region of 70% and upwards across your final year (42+/60). But likelihood depends on a number of factors, such as why you've not been achieving these marks already and whether you are capable of getting there.
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