# I got a high 2:2 in second year, how hard would it be to get a first

I got a 57.3% in my second year at uni, and I think it's worth 40% of my final grade. How hard would it be to get a first if the third year is worth 60%?

Thanks.
Original post by Lololololol222*
I got a 57.3% in my second year at uni, and I think it's worth 40% of my final grade. How hard would it be to get a first if the third year is worth 60%?

Thanks.

For a first you'd need 70% across the two years. Let's call your third year result T.

So we have:
(0.4 × 57.3) + (0.6 × T) = 70

Rearranging we get:
T = (70 - (0.4 × 57.3}) ÷ 0.6 = 78.5 (approx)

Is 78.5% in third year plausible?
Original post by DataVenia
For a first you'd need 70% across the two years. Let's call your third year result T.

So we have:
(0.4 × 57.3) + (0.6 × T) = 70

Rearranging we get:
T = (70 - (0.4 × 57.3}) ÷ 0.6 = 78.5 (approx)

Is 78.5% in third year plausible?

Thank you for explaining that, I understand it is probably not doable. What if I wanted to achieve a 2:1?
Original post by Lololololol222*
Thank you for explaining that, I understand it is probably not doable. What if I wanted to achieve a 2:1?

The same calculation, but using 60 rather than 70:

T = (60 - (0.4 × 57.3}) ÷ 0.6 = 61.8 (approx)

Given that you achieved 57.3% in year 2, targeting 61.8% in year 3 seems a lot more achievable.
Original post by DataVenia
The same calculation, but using 60 rather than 70:

T = (60 - (0.4 × 57.3}) ÷ 0.6 = 61.8 (approx)

Given that you achieved 57.3% in year 2, targeting 61.8% in year 3 seems a lot more achievable.

Thank you so much. I really appreciate you answering the question. What if second year was weighted 33% and third 67%, what grades would I need for both?
Original post by Lololololol222*
Thank you so much. I really appreciate you answering the question. What if second year was weighted 33% and third 67%, what grades would I need for both?

the sum is really simple, it's just 0.33xsecond year grade + 0.67xneeded third year grade = overall grade
Original post by Lololololol222*
Thank you so much. I really appreciate you answering the question. What if second year was weighted 33% and third 67%, what grades would I need for both?

Do you know how your final degree classification is calculated? If not, look it up in your uni's Academic Regulations - which will be sitting on their web site.
Original post by DataVenia
Do you know how your final degree classification is calculated? If not, look it up in your uni's Academic Regulations - which will be sitting on their web site.

Yes I was told by someone on the course it was worth 40 / 60, but I contacted the uni and they just told me it was 33 / 67
Original post by Lololololol222*
Yes I was told by someone on the course it was worth 40 / 60, but I contacted the uni and they just told me it was 33 / 67

OK. So just replace 0.4 (40%) with 0.33 (33%) and 0.6 (60%) with 0.67 (67%). You can do this with the formula for obtaining a first (which has 70 at the beginning) and for obtaining a 2:1 (which has 60 at the beginning):

T = (70 - (0.33 × 57.3)) ÷ 0.67 = 76.25 (for a first)
T = (60 - (0.33 × 57.3)) ÷ 0.67 = 61.33 (for a 2:1)