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I got 52% (2:2) overall in second year, how likely is it that i can graduate with a first? (Second year is worth 30%, third year is worth 70%).
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Technically you can. You need at least 78% in your final year to get a first and 64% for a 2:1
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As above but you need to check your degree regulations because most unis have methods of upgrading near misses.
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I got a 3rd in second year lol, came out with a 2:1 (just). I got a first in third year so you really gotta aim and push to get firsts in all your modules
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I got a 3rd in second year lol, came out with a 2:1 (just). I got a first in third year so you really gotta aim and push to get firsts in all your modules
What were you studying?
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What were you studying?
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I got 52% (2:2) overall in second year, how likely is it that i can graduate with a first? (Second year is worth 30%, third year is worth 70%).
Hi Rikki1802

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!

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(Original post by Rikki1802)
I got 52% (2:2) overall in second year, how likely is it that i can graduate with a first? (Second year is worth 30%, third year is worth 70%).
Yes its possible (would require 77/78 depending on if your uni rounds up). This is very doable, if you work hard.

It will require a strong work ethic, diligence and being willing to sacrifice social life for uni.
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I got 52% (2:2) overall in second year, how likely is it that i can graduate with a first? (Second year is worth 30%, third year is worth 70%).
You can, but you'd have to work very hard and buck the trend. Fortunately for you, the majority of your degree is calculated from your final year modules, so there's still a chance.
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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.
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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.
I study Philosophy and Politics so I guess they are more qualitative subjects
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