How do university predicted grades work?

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I'm in my first year of economics and I know that most people aim for at least 2:1 in their degree as a whole. But I just wanted to know to be predicted a 2:1 for my degree should I'm be getting a 2:1 in semester 1 or will a 2:2 be enough to be predicted a 2:1 in the future, is that makes any sense?
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(Original post by Saeven)
I'm in my first year of economics and I know that most people aim for at least 2:1 in their degree as a whole. But I just wanted to know to be predicted a 2:1 for my degree should I'm be getting a 2:1 in semester 1 or will a 2:2 be enough to be predicted a 2:1 in the future, is that makes any sense?
Unlike at school where teachers work out predicted grades, at university students are expected to keep track of their own performance to determine what marks they need in certain exams, assignments etc. You can work this out by: 1) looking at how many credits your modules are worth (the higher the number of credits, the more that module is worth proportionally), and 2) looking at your student regulations to see how much percent each year of your degree is worth for your degree classification overall.

Generally though, you should be aiming to do as well as you can in every assessment - even if your first year doesn't count, it's worth getting into good habits early.
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I'm in my first year of economics and I know that most people aim for at least 2:1 in their degree as a whole. But I just wanted to know to be predicted a 2:1 for my degree should I'm be getting a 2:1 in semester 1 or will a 2:2 be enough to be predicted a 2:1 in the future, is that makes any sense?
As an institution a university typically won’t bother with predictions like this, as PheonixFortune says, that kind of bookkeeping exercise is down to you as an individual if you are interested. If you are hitting a 2:2 average then your “predicted” would simply be a 2:2. However, once it comes to job or PhD application time individuals like your personal tutor or whoever writes a letter of reference for you will likely take a look at your transcript and based on your marks to date and trajectory (constant, rising, falling over time) might chose to say something about where you will end up. E.g. student X is currently averaging a high 2:1, a good performance in their finals exams might push them up to a 1st. There is however no equivalent of the predicted grades that teachers provide for UCAS and university lecturers don't tend to over-predict as its their personal reputation on the line. .
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