Is it possible to get a First Class Degree OU 36 Hours per week?

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Hi, I'm 22 and currently work full time and I am working to resit my GCSE's in Maths and English.

Next year I will accomplish this and I may take the Business Management (Accounting) BSc with the OU as I'd like to become an accountant. I can hit the 36 hour threshold but since I was 19 I strive for perfection at everything I have a go at and I'd like to hopefully get a First... are the hours accurate or a little lowballed?, thanks.
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The hours are accurate. Whether they are enough for an individual to get a first isn’t about the amount of hours but the quality of work/study that is put into those hours.
It is fully possible to get a first following their guidelines of hours.
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(Original post by Aiden8889)
Hi, I'm 22 and currently work full time and I am working to resit my GCSE's in Maths and English.

Next year I will accomplish this and I may take the Business Management (Accounting) BSc with the OU as I'd like to become an accountant. I can hit the 36 hour threshold but since I was 19 I strive for perfection at everything I have a go at and I'd like to hopefully get a First... are the hours accurate or a little lowballed?, thanks.
The amount of hours doesn't correlate to getting a first in my opinion, it's obviously grasping the material and performing at distinction level at level 2 and 3. I'm on track for a first but I don't ever spend 36 hours a week studying. If anything it's more like 5-8 hours a week and probably like 12-18 hours on each assignment. I would say that when they says 16-18 hours a week, that's kind of high and really varies. That's only if you partake in every single thing they ask you to do.
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I would say they're pretty accurate.

Anecdotally, I'm only doing part time, but I put in the 18 hours a week, and I got 90% on my first TMA recently (I'm new to the OU but I started at Level 2).

Could be beginner's luck, but I'm hoping that putting in the right amount of hours and doing good quality studying has set me off well. I intend to continue with this amount of work throughout my course.
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