Can I get a first? Watch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
You could definitely graduate with a first if you put your mind to it.
Is that the only way your University calculates your final grade? Here at Portsmouth, it's calculated in three ways and the best is selected. For example one option is to use most of your grades from second year, the other option is most of your grades from third year and the third option is the best marks over both years.
To really ensure you are working to your best standard you can contact your Universities academic skills departments, they can check your work and see what you need to do to be getting firsts in your units. Also, make sure you utilise your course tutors and unit leaders. They can normally check over one A4 sheet of your work before you hand it in, to make sure you are working to the marking scheme. Make sure you schedule regular one to ones with your dissertation supervisor too and ask in the library for good research papers and journals to use. There is a wealth of help available for you, you just need to access it.
Wishing you the best of luck for your final year!
Alex - UoP Rep
It will require a strong work ethic, diligence and being willing to sacrifice social life for uni.
Are you studying a more quantitative or qualitative degree? Why I ask is in my quantitative modules it was possible to get very high marks. But my qualitative modules, they only gave a max of 70-75 if you did very good work. And you need 78 to get a first.