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Does anyone know what percentage on average, you need to get to obatin a first or 2.1 degree?
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Does anyone know what percentage on average, you need to get to obatin a first or 2.1 degree?
to get a first, i think you need over 70-80% on every exam you take (from year 2 onwards i think)
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to get a first, i think you need over 70-80% on every exam you take (from year 2 onwards i think)
Is it possible to find out for individual course at a university, or is this something they rarely tell ?
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Is it possible to find out for individual course at a university, or is this something they rarely tell ?
it should change according to the year's curve, and varies quite a bit from uni to uni.
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it should change according to the year's curve, and varies quite a bit from uni to uni.
So it's standardised then rather than based on your individual performance?
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Is it possible to find out for individual course at a university, or is this something they rarely tell ?
Contact the uni in question or someone you know who is studying there.
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Contact the uni in question or someone you know who is studying there.
thanks
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So it's standardised then rather than based on your individual performance?
yeh, well it is here anyway.
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For most courses at most places, the standardised marks are simply

70% - 1st
60% - 2:1
50% - 2:2
40% - 3rd
30% - "Unclassified pass"

Not the case for Medicine etc where it can hit 80% to pass some papers in 1st year.

This is good criteria, even if it's referring to Nursing:
http://www.uclan.ac.uk/online/nursing/course/regs.htm
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For most courses at most places, the standardised marks are simply

70% - 1st
60% - 2:1
50% - 2:2
40% - 3rd
30% - "Unclassified pass"

Not the case for Medicine etc where it can hit 80% to pass some papers in 1st year.

This is good criteria, even if it's referring to Nursing:
http://www.uclan.ac.uk/online/nursing/course/regs.htm
Don't you also need a certain number of "alphas" to get a first as well as average of 70+%?
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Don't you also need a certain number of "alphas" to get a first as well as average of 70+%?
Whats an alpha?
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Whats an alpha?
You get an alpha is your assessment is worth over 80%, so to get a first an average of 70% is not usually sufficient because you will also need a certain number of alphas.
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You get an alpha is your assessment is worth over 80%, so to get a first an average of 70% is not usually sufficient because you will also need a certain number of alphas.
Not on Science at Southampton, there the weighting was 1/3 2nd yr mark + 2/3 3rd yr mark and your overall %age determined your award (unless you got 68% or 58% in which case you were invited to a viva (verbal interview with internal/external examiners) which could bump you up into the next classification)

The grade boundaries vary according to both subject *and* uni (although some uni's are more standardised than others) information is usually available on a uni's website. Some courses allow you to discount your lowest and/or highest grade and take the average of the middle graded modules, others don't...only way to know for sure is to ask the universities involved.
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70%+ = 1st
60%+ = 2:1

although to get a first class degree, you need to have had a certain number of 1st class module/assessment marks, aswell as 70%+ average.
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70%+ = 1st
60%+ = 2:1

although to get a first class degree, you need to have had a certain number of 1st class module/assessment marks, aswell as 70%+ average.
Would these 1st class module/assessment marks be like the alphas previously mentioned?
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Would these 1st class module/assessment marks be like the alphas previously mentioned?
i assume so.
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