# University Degree Calculation

Hi just a quick question:

This is how degree is calculated at my uni:

"The APM (Average Percentage Mark) based on a weighted average of the best 100 credits at Level 6 (Year 3) and the best 100 credits at
Level 5 (Year 2) using the ratio 2:8 for Level 5: Level 6"

So I am a bit confused: my second year had 10 credits worth modules which were one semester whereas my third year only had 20 + 40 credits worth dissertation. So will the 10 worth credits from my second year be taken into account or just 20 credits worth module?
Original post by gandalfhan
Hi just a quick question:
This is how degree is calculated at my uni:
"The APM (Average Percentage Mark) based on a weighted average of the best 100 credits at Level 6 (Year 3) and the best 100 credits at
Level 5 (Year 2) using the ratio 2:8 for Level 5: Level 6"
So I am a bit confused: my second year had 10 credits worth modules which were one semester whereas my third year only had 20 + 40 credits worth dissertation. So will the 10 worth credits from my second year be taken into account or just 20 credits worth module?

I'm confused. Each year should have modules worth a total of 120 credits.
Original post by gandalfhan
Hi just a quick question:

This is how degree is calculated at my uni:

"The APM (Average Percentage Mark) based on a weighted average of the best 100 credits at Level 6 (Year 3) and the best 100 credits at
Level 5 (Year 2) using the ratio 2:8 for Level 5: Level 6"

So I am a bit confused: my second year had 10 credits worth modules which were one semester whereas my third year only had 20 + 40 credits worth dissertation. So will the 10 worth credits from my second year be taken into account or just 20 credits worth module?

When you say "my second year had 10 credits worth modules which were one semester" do you mean that your second year had 12 modules, each of which lasted a single semester and each of which was worth 10 credits? This would make 120 credits for the year.

When you say "whereas my third year only had 20 + 40 credits worth dissertation" do you mean that your third year had 4 modules worth 20 credits each, plus your dissertation worth 40 credits? This too would make 120 credits for the year (20+20+20+20+40).

If so, then the calculation you've outlined means that they'd ignore your worst two modules (worth 20 credits between them) from Year 2 and your worst one module (worth 20 credits) from Year 3.

If you actually did worse in your dissertation than any of the 20-credit modules in Year 3, they'd treat its 40 credits as two 20-credit modules (with the same mark) and ignore one of them (instead of one of the "regular" 20-credit modules).