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Hello. I have a predicament, and I would love it if you could help me solve it. I have a resit that is capped at 40, and my average for my 2nd year was low 2:2, due to this resit. Is it possible to get a 2:1 or even a 1st in my final year? Please take into account that in my uni, the first year does not account for your final grade, while your second year is 40% of your final grade, and your final year accounts for 60%. Please offer suggestions, they would help a bunch. Thank you. I'm in Law btw.
Original post by mbgtheboss
Hello. I have a predicament, and I would love it if you could help me solve it. I have a resit that is capped at 40, and my average for my 2nd year was low 2:2, due to this resit. Is it possible to get a 2:1 or even a 1st in my final year? Please take into account that in my uni, the first year does not account for your final grade, while your second year is 40% of your final grade, and your final year accounts for 60%. Please offer suggestions, they would help a bunch. Thank you. I'm in Law btw.


I would need to know your other grades and the breakdown in order to give you a firm answer.

However, I can make a few presumptions:

You have 6 modules per year with no dissertation to do

The low 2:2 grade for your second year is presumed to be 50% for 5 modules



Using final grade = weight1*grade1+weight2*grade2...
60% (or 2:1) = 0.4((5/6)*50+(1/6)*40) + 0.6x
60 = 19.333333333333333333333333333333 + 0.6x
40.6666 = 0.6x
x = 67.777777777777777777777777777778 or you need 68% in yoru third year to get a 2:1 in your degree. In more cases than not, it's like asking for 4/6 modules to be 1st classes and 2/6 to be 2:1. That's difficult in a law degree to accomplish.

70 = 19.3333 + 0.6x
x = 84.444...
In other words, to get a 1st class, you would need to score an 85% average in your third year. I don't know of anyone having scored an 85% in any single assignment for law, let alone accomplish it for a single year of their degree.

I don't know how accurate the above is, but if it resembles anything like your situation, you're going to have to perform a lot better in your final year and I would be aiming for straight first classes to be on the safe side.

Good luck
(edited 7 months ago)

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