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Old 2005-09-05, 20:15
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Originally Posted by Transient
you brits have a very different approach to schooling than we do. differnet test layouts and names and stuff, its kind of confusing

Degrees (in the UK at least) are classed with numbers. 1st class is the best, 2nd class is split into two, 2.1 and 2.2 (2.1 being higher), and then you have 3rd, which is the worst (apart from a fail).

My course has exams at the end of each of the first 3 years, the 1st year test only requires a pass in order to be accepted for the second year, 2nd yr test counts 25% of the final grade, 3rd year counts 50%, I have to write a thesis in the 4th year that counts for the last 25%.
The testing varies from course to course though, depending on the subject, the university and the length of the course.
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