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I have a module which is weighted 70% and 30%
I got 90% on the exam which was the part weighted 30%
How much do I need to get on the 70% piece of coursework to come out with a 2:1/1st overall?
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Original post by Anonymous
I have a module which is weighted 70% and 30%
I got 90% on the exam which was the part weighted 30%
How much do I need to get on the 70% piece of coursework to come out with a 2:1/1st overall?


Using final grade = weight1*grade1 + weight2*grade2 +...
grade for module = 0.3*90 + 0.7x

If it's a 2:1...
60 = 27 + 0.7x
33= 0.7x
x = 47.142857142857142857142857142857...
You need just over 47% in your coursework to get a 2:1 fpr the module

If it's a 1st class...
70 = 27 + 0.7x
43=0.7x
x = 61.428571428571428571428571428571
You need over 61.4% to get a 1st class overall

Personally, I would get as high of a grade as I can. If this is not your final module and you are not scoring 80% overall, aim as high as you can and get a 70%+. Every grade on your transcript can be scrutinised by employers and universities during applications.
If it's not your final module, you still have harder modules to do, and you want to bank as many marks as you can so you wouldn't have to struggle so hard later to get the higher marks ("Do what is hard when it's easy" - Sun Tsu).

On the other hand, whilst it's impressive that you have scored a 90%, I find it a bit of a cop out if you just flog the rest of the marks just to settle for a 2:1 when you could aim much higher.

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