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Hi everyone!

So I'm studying Politics and International Relations at Kingston (undergrad) and absolutely need a 1:1 to do my Masters at Oxford which has always been a dream of mine. I just don't know if I'm on track.

So I believe that in terms of weight by year its:
1st year = 0%
2nd year = 20%
3rd year = 80%

I have gotten low and mid 1:1s for all the essays I have submitted this year except for one which was a high 2:1. I have 2 more essays to submit and one exam left on the 9th of May. I am horrific at exams but this module was compulsory this year - no exams next year, thank God. But I was wondering if I took it easy on the exam, maybe pass or get a 2:2 or something, will this affect my overall chance of getting a 1:1 in my degree? The exam is 50% of the module which is a 60 credit module (we have to do 120 credits every year).

I also would like to know how the overall degree is graded and how much my dissertation would weigh in 3rd year? I have been trying to find it on the Kingston uni website but have been unsuccessful. The thought of writing a 10,000 word essay is very scary and have been dreading it these last 2 years, so I want to know if I don't do as well, can I redeem myself in other modules/assignments?

Thanks for any help
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It's not really possible to answer this with any certainty without knowing all your specific module results and what this bogey module grade might be.

Yes, it might affect your final classification, but some unis allow you to discard one or more modules from their calculation. If you are consistently above a 1st then yes, it's possible you would still come out with one overall.
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It's not really possible to answer this with any certainty without knowing all your specific module results and what this bogey module grade might be.

Yes, it might affect your final classification, but some unis allow you to discard one or more modules from their calculation. If you are consistently above a 1st then yes, it's possible you would still come out with one overall.
Here they are:

Slavery and Emancipation Module
Essay weighted 70% - Grade: 75%
Essay weighted 30% - Grade: 85%

Securing Human Rights Module
Essay weighted 25% - Grade: 82%
Essay weighted 25% - Grade - 80%
Essay weighted 50% - Yet to be graded

Modern Political Thought Module
Essay weighted 40% - Grade: 73%
Exam weighted 60% - Not yet taken

International Relations Module
Essay weighted 40% - Grade: 64%
Essay weighted 30% - Yet to be graded
Essay weighted 30% - Grade: 72%

Culture and Harm in Digital Age Module:
Essay weighted 50% - Grade: 75%
Essay weighted 50% - Yet to be graded

But this all counts for 20% of my final grade.
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Here they are:

Slavery and Emancipation Module
Essay weighted 70% - Grade: 75%
Essay weighted 30% - Grade: 85%

Securing Human Rights Module
Essay weighted 25% - Grade: 82%
Essay weighted 25% - Grade - 80%
Essay weighted 50% - Yet to be graded

Modern Political Thought Module
Essay weighted 40% - Grade: 73%
Exam weighted 60% - Not yet taken

International Relations Module
Essay weighted 40% - Grade: 64%
Essay weighted 30% - Yet to be graded
Essay weighted 30% - Grade: 72%

Culture and Harm in Digital Age Module:
Essay weighted 50% - Grade: 75%
Essay weighted 50% - Yet to be graded

But this all counts for 20% of my final grade.
Not really possible to be accurate given the pending grades, but unless you utterly bin the one you're worried about, it looks like a comfortable 1st in year 2.

Not sure how comforting that is though, as so much of your classification is weighted towards year 3.

The short answer to your Q is yes, you can absolutely still achieve a first overall.
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I agree with what the above user said
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