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# Classification help

I'm going into my final year in October and I'm just waiting on the results from my 2nd year but I'm so confused with how the classifications work..

I know there's first, 2:1, 2:2 and pass but past that I'm utterly lost, if someone could explain it in the most basic way possible that's be amazing!

Idk if you need this info to help but I'll put it down anyway
- Level 1 modules were both worth 60 credits each and they were both 56% so pass 3
- Level 2 modules are worth 60 credits each too and they're probably going to be between 60-70% so a pass 3 and maybe a pass 2
Original post by Eleanorld
I'm going into my final year in October and I'm just waiting on the results from my 2nd year but I'm so confused with how the classifications work..

I know there's first, 2:1, 2:2 and pass but past that I'm utterly lost, if someone could explain it in the most basic way possible that's be amazing!

Idk if you need this info to help but I'll put it down anyway
- Level 1 modules were both worth 60 credits each and they were both 56% so pass 3
- Level 2 modules are worth 60 credits each too and they're probably going to be between 60-70% so a pass 3 and maybe a pass 2

Level 2 modules are single weighted towards your honours grade and level 3 modules are double weighted. Depending on your grades, you get a specific number of weighted grade credit (WGC) points.
Level 2 modules
For your L2 modules, the WGC calculation is 60 (credits) * (grade achieved)
A grade 2 for your first L2 module would give you a WGC score of 120 points
Level 3 modules
For your L3 modules, the WGC calculation is 60 (credits) * (grade achieved) = x * 2
So a grade 2 on level 3 would give you a WGC score of 240 points
Then you add up all your WGC scores from L2 & L3.
630 points or less = 1st
631 to 900 points = 2.1
901 to 1170 points = 2.2
1171 to 1440 points = 3rd
There's also a borderline threshold. If you're within the 59 points threshold for a 1st (between 631 and 690 points), you can get a 1st if you manage to achieve a grade 1 for one of your L3 modules. If your points are more than 690 but less than 901 then you'll get a 2:1. So basically the less points you've achieved, the higher your final grade will be.
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Maybe it's just me but that seems so complicated damn
But I think that makes sense now thank you sm : )