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I am starting uni in sep this year. I have heard unis has a low pass mark i think its around 30% for a pass. My first year has 4 modules with 30 credits achievable in each. I wanted to ask how does the grading system work?
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Every course will be different. Best to look at your specific course details that will tell you.
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Every course will be different. Best to look at your specific course details that will tell you.
Ahh thx should the university tell us before we start learning?
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If you pass a module, you get all of the credits. The credits tell you how big a module is, not how well you've done in it. Most degrees require 120 credits a year. You're doing this through 4x 30 credit modules, but someone else could do 8x 15 credit modules, which would be (in theory) the same amount of work.

Most British unis use this grading system:
Less than 40% = fail
40% = 3rd
50% = 2.2
60% = 2.1
70% = 1st
Your uni's grade system (also called 'classifications') should be on its website. You'll probably also have some kind of introductory lecture about it when you arrive.
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If you pass a module, you get all of the credits. The credits tell you how big a module is, not how well you've done in it. Most degrees require 120 credits a year. You're doing this through 4x 30 credit modules, but someone else could do 8x 15 credit modules, which would be (in theory) the same amount of work.

Most British unis use this grading system:
Less than 40% = fail
40% = 3rd
50% = 2.2
60% = 2.1
70% = 1st
Your uni's grade system (also called 'classifications') should be on its website. You'll probably also have some kind of introductory lecture about it when you arrive.
Ahh thanks when you say 40% is it 40% of 120 credits? So basically 48 credits in the whole year?
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If you pass a module, you get all of the credits. The credits tell you how big a module is, not how well you've done in it. Most degrees require 120 credits a year. You're doing this through 4x 30 credit modules, but someone else could do 8x 15 credit modules, which would be (in theory) the same amount of work.

Most British unis use this grading system:
Less than 40% = fail
40% = 3rd
50% = 2.2
60% = 2.1
70% = 1st
Your uni's grade system (also called 'classifications') should be on its website. You'll probably also have some kind of introductory lecture about it when you arrive.
this and you generally need to:
- pass all core modules in each year (40%+, or 30% if that's what your uni says although that would be weird)
- average a pass mark (30/40%, again) for the whole year (the mean of each module grade)
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Ahh thanks when you say 40% is it 40% of 120 credits? So basically 48 credits in the whole year?
No. Credits are how big the module is (how much time it's expected to take up). If you pass a module you've completed 30 credits. It doesn't matter what grade you got in the module, you've completed 30 credits.

To pass a module, you need to get at least 40% in the assessment(s) for that module, e.g. essays, exams, lab reports. Different modules will have different types and numbers of assessment.

To pass your degree, you will need an average grade of at least 40%
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I’m averaging at 50% for the whole course will I be 2:2? Or 2:1?
Will I still get a degree honours?
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I’m averaging at 50% for the whole course will I be 2:2? Or 2:1?
Will I still get a degree honours?
It would depend on the full calculation for your degree classification.

A full result of 50% would be a 2:2, under would be a 3rd.
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It would depend on the full calculation for your degree classification.

A full result of 50% would be a 2:2, under would be a 3rd.
Is it all years it’s calculated from foundation year, year 1, year 2 and year 3?
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Is it all years it’s calculated from foundation year, year 1, year 2 and year 3?
Do they take the grades from all 6 modules in 1 year or the best 5?
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Is it all years it’s calculated from foundation year, year 1, year 2 and year 3?
You need to look at your uni’s regulations as different places do it differently. Most unis don’t include foundation year or year 1 in the final classification.
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Is it all years it’s calculated from foundation year, year 1, year 2 and year 3?
Have a look at how your course calculates the classification. It differs between universities and courses.
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