Weighting of Degree Watch

Joanna May
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How do you find out how much each year of your degree is worth?I've been looking all over the wesbite, but I can't find it anywhere.

I'm looking for UCL and Modern Languages (French and Italian), if anyone can tellme how to find it?
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Haven't you got a handbook?

Also, try calling your department or speaking to your tutor.

My course (Economics, Birmingham) is 0:25:75
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The first year will all but definitely count for nothing; the second and third years will be in a ratio such as 25:75 or 40:60 or similar.

It's best asking the faculty, to be certain, though.
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The first year will all but definitely count for nothing.
Don't bank on it. A number of people I've spoken to have been in for a nasty shock on that front. In my case it's not so bad, since my course is weighted 1:3:5:7 (Computer Science MEng) - 6.25% in the first year - but for those on the BSc, it's 1:3:5, which comes out at about 11% and my friends doing Psychology have already done 18% of their degree (this is all at York).

And, as far as I know, wherever you go, you'll need to get a passing grade in the first year to stay on the course.
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(Original post by -Em-)
Don't bank on it. A number of people I've spoken to have been in for a nasty shock on that front. In my case it's not so bad, since my course is weighted 1:3:5:7 (Computer Science MEng) - 6.25% in the first year - but for those on the BSc, it's 1:3:5, which comes out at about 11% and my friends doing Psychology have already done 18% of their degree (this is all at York).

And, as far as I know, wherever you go, you'll need to get a passing grade in the first year to stay on the course.
Ah, that's interesting. But I think that on the whole the first year doesn't count toward your classification. Maybe York is just cruel!
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I'm not starting until 2009, so I dont really want to bother them while they're all busy with this year's acommodation and questions from people starting in September. I just wondered if anyone could help me navigate the website, since it doesnt seem to say anywhere...
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I'm pretty sure the first year does count towards your classification at UCL, although I don't remember to what degree. I have a handbook for Scandinavian Studies that I will have a look in and get back to you. I'd imagine that Modern Languages do a similar thing as they're in the same faculty.

EDIT: Aha, EierVonSatan had a better idea!
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The first year at UCL definitely counts for something!!
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The weighting is 1:3:5:5 for Scan Studies.
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Thanks, guys. I already read through the Italian handbook though, and it didn't say. It just gave a list of the credits you had to make each year, which was the same for all three
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Thanks you mumintroll, that's brilliant
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