Third Class Degree from Oxford University?Watch
anyway does any one no wat gcses u must get to get into oxford or cambridge cause i dont think i will get all A*s - probably all A's and 2 B's.
I put myself in his position. Similar to him, I have gotten 6As for AS so far, and by now I am certain that I will get As for A2Maths and F Maths. Maths and F Maths at A Level is a breeze.. my maths class averages 90% with many of us getting 95%+ for all modules. HOWEVER, I can safely say that I would not be able to do a Maths degree at any university..forget Oxford even!
What I'm trying to get at is that Damian may have been a wonderful mathematician at A Level, but maybe now at uni when standards are upped many fold, he's having a real hard time. Also, many people have said that he's lazy because he had the 'potential' to achieve but didn't. Hmm.. I think we must realise that 'potential' isn't quantifiable and Oxfords entry tests are NOT foolproof! If I had applied to Oxford and hadbeen accepted (by some weird chance) I would be in a similar situation. Damian's situation is probably worsened by being surrounded by geniuses who are really good at uni Maths. It's really demoralising.
I believe that it still isn't the end of the world though. If Damian is in his 1st or 2nd year, there is still lots he can do about it. But he's gotta start believing in himself first. Someone who writes a post like that must really be in despair. After Oxford, there's still a chance to take up a second degree after serious thoughts of where his talents lie.
Well, this is a very disjointed post. I just felt I had to say something coz' I was quite disappointed to see the few expletives thrown at him. Well *Damian*, take care! It really isn't the end of the world. xoxo
"if a guy of your intelligence cant get a fisrt class degree",
"should get a fist class degree".
But you've got all of the education behind you. I'm sure you could talk to someone and get some help and push your way up to the 2.1 level. You obviously got in on brains and not money, so you have a chance.
And I'm pretty sure that there's plenty more jobs in life between management consultant and binman.
Well done mate. I'm not sure anyone said you couldn't do it. Just that you'd have been up **** creek had you actually got a third.
i was referring mainly to my tutors, who told me i'd get a third and basically abandonned me completely from the beginning of the second year onwards.
You ought to buy them some presents
To be fair even if you go to Oxbridge as a third is a **** degree - it says I went to uni and either a) got pissed 24/7, b) am stoopid. You can possibly scrape by with a desmond, but in today's world of work you need a 2:1 to be considered a true "graduate". Glad the guy got his 2:1 as it shows that a bit of effort does pay off.
And are you saying that becouse someone gets a 2:2 or a 3rd they're not a graduate? And can't get a decent job? Its like when people say if you get anything lower than a C at alevel thats it you might as well give up now and work in a dead end job for the rest of your life.