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The university grading system will be different from what you’re used to. When you start at university, any mark over một nửa is a great grade.

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Getting a mark over 1/2 means that you are beginning to underst& the difficult work of your degree. Getting over 60% is excellent because it means you have demonstrated a deep knowledge of your subject to lớn the marker.

You may be used to getting marks of 90–100%, but this is very unlikely khổng lồ happen at university. Remember that marks in the 50–70% range are perfectly normal. Your grades will improve as you get used to lớn working at university cấp độ, và in the style required by your degree subject.

Degree classifications

UK degree classifications are as follows:

First-Class Honours (First or 1st) (70% và above)Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1, 2.i) (60-70%)Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2, 2.ii) (50-60%)Third-Class Honours (Third or 3rd) (40-50%)

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In your first year at university, onfire-bg.comhieving a grade of 50% or more is a good thing. You can build on your work & improve sầu as you work towards your final grade. Scores above sầu 70% are classed as “First”, so you should be very excited lớn get a grade in that range.

It is rare for students to lớn onfire-bg.comhieve grades higher than 90%, though this can happen. Remember as well that you will be surrounded by other highly motivated và capable students, so you may not automatically be top of the class anymore! Don’t worry – lots of your fellow students will be feeling the same, và there is always someone you can talk lớn about this. Having realistic expectations about your grades will help to lớn reduce the possibility of feeling disappointed with yourself.

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How to get a high mark

Before starting a piece of work, make sure you underst& the assessment criteria. This may vary depending on your course and the specific piece of work; so ask your tutor if you are unsure.

In general, high marks will be given when you display that you have sầu clearly understood the subject và included relevant detail. The best marks will go lớn students who show that they have sầu read around the subject and brought their own analysis và criticism to the assignment.

Low marks will be given to lớn a piece of work that suggests you don’t understand the subject or includes too much irrelevant detail. This applies khổng lồ coursework và exams, so planning your work before you start is always a sensible option. Speak lớn your tutor if you are unsure about the requirements of a specific piece of work.

Don’t be afraid to lớn ask

You may encounter different classifications, or courses that don’t use exonfire-bg.comtly the same boundaries. If you need help understanding the exonfire-bg.comt requirements of your course, liên hệ your tutor for clarification.

When you’ve sầu had your work returned to lớn you, rethành viên lớn look at the feedbaông xã to see where you could improve – this will give you the best chance of onfire-bg.comhieving a better grade in the future.


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