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I cant understand how my sister who graduated lSt month has gotten a 2.2. Her department stated that best 4 marks are taken through Year 2 and Year 3. Since she has two 3rds in her 2nd year,one of her 2.1 grade was canceled as mentioned by the UG degree classification.

In that case, her best 4 are
64 - 30 credits
59- 15 credits
59- 30 credits
58 - 15 credits
= 60.50%
Hence wouldn't this be 2.1? Or is this a high 2.2?

Pls help.

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It looks like a high 2.2
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It looks like a high 2.2
Pls explain?
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Looks like a pretty solid high 2.2 to me!
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Looks like a pretty solid high 2.2 to me!
Wait explain please?
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Higher 2.2: 60-69%
Lower 2.2: 50-59%
Third class: 40-49%

60.50% is higher 2.2
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Higher 2.2: 60-69%
Lower 2.2: 50-59%
Third class: 40-49%

60.50% is higher 2.2
A low 2.2 is usually 50-53% and a high 2.2 is 57-60%

a grade higher than 60% is usually a low 2.1

a grade higher than 70% is usually a low first
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Wait explain please?
they seem to have more overall ‘credits’ with a grade below 60% than above

usually you need more than 50% of your credits to be your desired grade to get your overall degree classification
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I cant understand how my sister who graduated lSt month has gotten a 2.2. Her department stated that best 4 marks are taken through Year 2 and Year 3. Since she has two 3rds in her 2nd year,one of her 2.1 grade was canceled as mentioned by the UG degree classification.

In that case, her best 4 are
64 - 30 credits
59- 15 credits
59- 30 credits
58 - 15 credits
= 60.50%
Hence wouldn't this be 2.1? Or is this a high 2.2?
I'd query how they did the calculation. The best four, over 2 years, seems overly-generous, if not dishonest, though. A straight weighted-average gives a II.2, so it doesn't seem unfair, although scraping a II.1, if they can, would be advantageous.
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Which of her grades is from her third year? They have a far higher weighting than second year, so that probably tipped it below 60%.

Also, ignore the idiots above saying that's a high 2:2, anything above 60 is a 2:1 but you may have calculated the overall percentage wrong.
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A low 2.2 is usually 50-53% and a high 2.2 is 57-60%

a grade higher than 60% is usually a low 2.1

a grade higher than 70% is usually a low first
I got told otherwise but thanks x
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I cant understand how my sister who graduated lSt month has gotten a 2.2. Her department stated that best 4 marks are taken through Year 2 and Year 3. Since she has two 3rds in her 2nd year,one of her 2.1 grade was canceled as mentioned by the UG degree classification.

In that case, her best 4 are
64 - 30 credits
59- 15 credits
59- 30 credits
58 - 15 credits
= 60.50%
Hence wouldn't this be 2.1? Or is this a high 2.2?

Pls help.

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Which university is this for and have you got anything that suggests how they calculate the grade? i.e. what the university handbook suggests?
It's likely that the calculation was different to what you suggest.
Also, I can't help but notice that some modules were 15 credit and some were 30 credit, does the university in question calculate by module or by number of credits?
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Higher 2.2: 60-69%
Lower 2.2: 50-59%
Third class: 40-49%

60.50% is higher 2.2
I think what you are meaning is that an Upper second is 60-69% -this is the same as a 2i or a 2:1 just different ways of referring to the same degree classification.

Likewise a lower second is 50-59% -also called a 2(ii) or a 2:2
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I cant understand how my sister who graduated lSt month has gotten a 2.2. Her department stated that best 4 marks are taken through Year 2 and Year 3. Since she has two 3rds in her 2nd year,one of her 2.1 grade was canceled as mentioned by the UG degree classification.

In that case, her best 4 are
64 - 30 credits
59- 15 credits
59- 30 credits
58 - 15 credits
= 60.50%
Hence wouldn't this be 2.1? Or is this a high 2.2?

Pls help.

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Are you sure thats the methodology, that seems extremly generous if it was.
Looking at the grades without the methodology, a 2.2 seems about right.

What uni is this? (most methodologies are set out in terms of credits not modules as well).
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This would be classed as a 2.2 degree. And i have never in my life seen that grading system used before. Seems EXTREMELY generous.
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I got told otherwise but thanks x
You were told 'otherwise' by someone that may have been confused, because 60% is the universal 2.1 grade in the UK (a 2.1 is the same as a second class, upper division honours if that clarifies thing).

I've finished my degree recently with a 62% (10.1/16) overall grade and got a 2.1
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Yeah most of those marks are below a 2.1 (60%) so I’d expect a 2.2 from that lot.
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Yeah most of those marks are below a 2.1 (60%) so I’d expect a 2.2 from that lot.
I think this is also because of the amount of 'credits' which were a 2.2 grade also. Usually they would want 50% of more of your overall credits to be a 2.1 standard to pass that threshold (depending on whether its a 120/140 credit degree)
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Yeah it would help to know the year split
My law degree is based on number of credits at each level to get that degree (and no really bad ones)
Though this year due to corona they are also doing a straight average (based on module weighting’s abs year weighting ) which as I got 90% in the multiple choice exam, could work out okay.
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Yeah it would help to know the year split
My law degree is based on number of credits at each level to get that degree (and no really bad ones)
Though this year due to corona they are also doing a straight average (based on module weighting’s abs year weighting ) which as I got 90% in the multiple choice exam, could work out okay.
Yeah, if they clarified this it would be helpful.

My degree had a 20:80 split for example, but you could still get off the hook if you got 50% aggregate credits at a 2.1 (or above) in third year, alongside the average grade also. Lots of variables involved. I would advise the OP's sister to check out the grading metrics at their university
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