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Is it possible to graduate with a first if I got a 2:1 in second year?

I got a 2:1 overall in my second year of university and was one mark off getting a first. Is it still possible to graduate with a first?

I know getting a 2:1 is still good but I feel like I won't be satisfied with my grade if I don't graduate with a first.
Original post by neave4427
I got a 2:1 overall in my second year of university and was one mark off getting a first. Is it still possible to graduate with a first?

I know getting a 2:1 is still good but I feel like I won't be satisfied with my grade if I don't graduate with a first.


Mathematically possible, yes, I'm sure. You just need to work out what you need to get in final-year to come out with a first overall and you can do this by reading your taught assessment regulations.
(edited 1 year ago)
Yes, it is. My cousin got a 2:1 in his second year and graduated with a first.

You’re not far off at all!

Good luck! :smile:
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Original post by Blue_Cow
Mathematically possible, yes, I'm sure. You just need to work out what you need to get in final-year to come out with a first overall and you can do this by reading your taught assessment regulations.

I am awful at maths, my degree thankfully doesn't require a lot of that. Do you know what sort of grades I would need to get in each module? Would I more or less need to get a first in every module? Thank you for the reply!

Module 1: 40 credits
Module 2: 20 credits
Module 3: 20 credits
Module 4: 20 credits
Module 5: 20 credits
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Original post by ReviseSleeping
Yes, it is. My cousin got a 2:1 in his second year and graduated with a first.

You’re not far off at all!

Good luck! :smile:


Amazing! It's quite unfortunate that I was only one mark off from getting a first (69/100). Hopefully being so close will help me out with achieving a first. Fingers crossed! Thank you! :biggrin:
Original post by neave4427
I am awful at maths, my degree thankfully doesn't require a lot of that. Do you know what sort of grades I would need to get in each module? Would I more or less need to get a first in every module? Thank you for the reply!

Module 1: 40 credits
Module 2: 20 credits
Module 3: 20 credits
Module 4: 20 credits
Module 5: 20 credits


I've no idea how your university weights each year, or whether they drop the worst performing module for example when calculating your average. I can't give you an answer.
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Original post by Blue_Cow
Mathematically possible, yes, I'm sure. You just need to work out what you need to get in final-year to come out with a first overall and you can do this by reading your taught assessment regulations.


Just saw your edited comment. Thank you for going into more detail, I appreciate it!

Original post by neave4427
I am awful at maths, my degree thankfully doesn't require a lot of that. Do you know what sort of grades I would need to get in each module? Would I more or less need to get a first in every module? Thank you for the reply!

Module 1: 40 credits
Module 2: 20 credits
Module 3: 20 credits
Module 4: 20 credits
Module 5: 20 credits
Reply 7
Original post by Blue_Cow
I've no idea how your university weights each year, or whether they drop the worst performing module for example when calculating your average. I can't give you an answer.


Not a problem, thank you!
Original post by neave4427
Not a problem, thank you!

Np - good luck. Honestly though you are clearly on track for a first. Just give it your best shot.
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Original post by Blue_Cow
Np - good luck. Honestly though you are clearly on track for a first. Just give it your best shot.


Thank you very much! I certainly try my best.
Every degree programme will have a formula for final classification. You should be able to find yours in the course handbook.

Best wishes in your final year.

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