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If I got average mark in my second yr could I still get a first class

Hi guys,

So my second year is worth 25% and my 3rd years work 75%

Seconds Year- 20 credit modules: 57, 48, 65
10 credit modules: 66, 56, 42, 40
Third Year- there 2 modules that are 20 credited, 4 modules that are 10 credited and project which is 40 credited.

I'm very sad with these results. What would it take for me to get a first class next year?
Please tell me what I would need in all my modules to get a 1st, 2.1, and a 2.2.

Thanks a lot.
Original post by Anonymous
Hi guys,

So my second year is worth 25% and my 3rd years work 75%

Seconds Year- 20 credit modules: 57, 48, 65
10 credit modules: 66, 56, 42, 40
Third Year- there 2 modules that are 20 credited, 4 modules that are 10 credited and project which is 40 credited.

I'm very sad with these results. What would it take for me to get a first class next year?
Please tell me what I would need in all my modules to get a 1st, 2.1, and a 2.2.

Thanks a lot.

As far as I'm aware, all UK universities use 120 credits per year. In year 2 you've listed 3 x 20-unit scores and 4 x 10-unit scores, for a total of just 100 units; that looks wrong. In year 3 you've said that there are 2 x 20-credit units, 4 x 10-credit units and 1 x 40-credit unit, for a total of 120 units; this year looks right.

Can you check those year 2 unit details again please, to see if you've missed a unit or described any 20-credits as being 10-credit units? (Working out what you'd need do in year 3 to get a 1st or a 2:1 overall is pointless if the year 2 data is dodgy.)
And check your degree regulations to see if there are any rules about discarding your worst "x" credits, or upgrading near misses.
Original post by DataVenia
As far as I'm aware, all UK universities use 120 credits per year. In year 2 you've listed 3 x 20-unit scores and 4 x 10-unit scores, for a total of just 100 units; that looks wrong. In year 3 you've said that there are 2 x 20-credit units, 4 x 10-credit units and 1 x 40-credit unit, for a total of 120 units; this year looks right.

Can you check those year 2 unit details again please, to see if you've missed a unit or described any 20-credits as being 10-credit units? (Working out what you'd need do in year 3 to get a 1st or a 2:1 overall is pointless if the year 2 data is dodgy.)

Yh I miss one out by accident I got 37 for a 20 credit modules in my second yr
Original post by ageshallnot
And check your degree regulations to see if there are any rules about discarding your worst "x" credits, or upgrading near misses.

Yes there is but I didn’t didn’t include that one. I got 37 in a 20 credit module in my second year
Original post by Sumayyah76638
Yh I miss one out by accident I got 37 for a 20 credit modules in my second yr

Original post by Sumayyah76638
Yes there is but I didn’t didn’t include that one. I got 37 in a 20 credit module in my second year

Thanks. So the rules are "25% from year 2, plus 75% from year 3, excluding the worst 20 credits from either year." Is that right?

So your weighted average for year 2 is the sum of the below, divided by 100 credits:
20 x 57 = 1140
20 x 48 = 960
20 x 65 = 1300
10 x 66 = 660
10 x 65 = 560
10 x 42 = 420
10 x 40 = 400

Those sum to 5440, giving you a year 2 weighted average of 54.4. That's 25% of your total, so contributes 54.4 x 0.25 = 13.6 towards your overall degree classification.

For a 1st you need 70 overall, so you need your weighted year 3 average to be (70 - 13.6) / 0.75 = 75.2.

For a 2:1 you need 60 overall, so you need you year 3 weighted average to be (60 - 13.6) / 0.75 = 61.9 (approx).

For a 2:2 you need 50 overall, so you need you year 3 weighted average to be (50 - 13.6) / 0.75 = 48.5 (approx).
Original post by DataVenia
Thanks. So the rules are "25% from year 2, plus 75% from year 3, excluding the worst 20 credits from either year." Is that right?

So your weighted average for year 2 is the sum of the below, divided by 100 credits:
20 x 57 = 1140
20 x 48 = 960
20 x 65 = 1300
10 x 66 = 660
10 x 65 = 560
10 x 42 = 420
10 x 40 = 400

Those sum to 5440, giving you a year 2 weighted average of 54.4. That's 25% of your total, so contributes 54.4 x 0.25 = 13.6 towards your overall degree classification.

For a 1st you need 70 overall, so you need your weighted year 3 average to be (70 - 13.6) / 0.75 = 75.2.

For a 2:1 you need 60 overall, so you need you year 3 weighted average to be (60 - 13.6) / 0.75 = 61.9 (approx).

For a 2:2 you need 50 overall, so you need you year 3 weighted average to be (50 - 13.6) / 0.75 = 48.5 (approx).


So to get first class how much mark should I approximately get for each module in my last yr.

Ive been super stressed and still kinda am because of my mental health so I’ve been all over the place. I really appreciate your reply's. Thanks. I really appreciate it.
Original post by Sumayyah76638
So to get first class how much mark should I approximately get for each module in my last yr.

75.2% :eek:

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