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I've done a bit more digging into Stirling University's Honours Classification and I'm actually completely bemused.

Whereas other Universities have a system where 70%+ = 1st, 60%+ = 2:1, 50%+ = 2:2 and 40% + = Third, Stirling appears to completely contradict this.

The grading system works as follows:

1A, 1B, 1C - First

2A, 2B, 2C - 2:1

2D, 2E, 2F - 2:2

3A, 3B, 3C - 3rd

But in an email I've had from last semester it suggests that 2C is 70%.

What's more their bloody website is down :angry: so I can't have a shoofty around the Ruffell Algorithm thing they use :angry:

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Isn't it that you only need 40% of the total mark to get a pass? Obviously you won't exactly be hitting honours with that...

No, believe it or not about 40% counts as a third-class Honours degree in most British Universities.

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Ive pretty much dingied the studying. Really cannae go it the now. Hopefully I can still scrape it. Good luck tomorrow anyway the ones that are doing Management.

Same to you.

I've managed a 2A from the project, so it shouldn't take a massive amount of effort to pass.

I've actually done more preparation for this than any other exam ever, purely because of the fact that I read the first half of the book that Friedman's Flattening Forces come from (The World Is Flat).

It's actually pretty interesting, if you're a boring b*****d like me, and if I hadn't only found it yesterday I would've liked to have read the whole thing before this exam.

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Aircraft Structures and Materials 5 tomorrow at half 9 :(

Worst course I have ever done at Uni, with a poor lecturer, shocking quality of notes, absolutely no examples and no indication what is in exam.

The only two past papers are the excact same and I can do them; any deviation from that and I, and I suspect/hope everyone else, will fail spectacularly

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Aircraft Structures and Materials 5 tomorrow at half 9 :(

Worst course I have ever done at Uni, with a poor lecturer, shocking quality of notes, absolutely no examples and no indication what is in exam.

The only two past papers are the excact same and I can do them; any deviation from that and I, and I suspect/hope everyone else, will fail spectacularly

Metal, glass and wheels.

There are two wings, a cockpit and some seats.

Nothing difficult about that ;)

I have Finance tomorrow morning at 9. I'm pretty hacked off with myself as I made an arse of the project (worth 25% of the grade) by misunderstanding the question, which means instead of a 1 banding I'll be lucky with a 2. The exam's worth 75%.

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Well Saturday's exam was just rewritten past paper questions with some different numbers so should have aced it, and that coupled with 20% FAE Assignment I should be able to get an A; even accounting for the lecturer's random markings.

Last late night library session finished just there and feeling quite confident about Flight Dynamics 4 on Tuesday; could easily have got an A if I started studying a bit earlier but will accept a B if it's coming.

Cannot wait for these to be over

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Mechanics and Game Theory at 2pm this afternoon.

I've done pretty well in the module so far - 21/30 for a class test and 23/30 for a project gives me 11.66% and 12.77% of my grade so far respectively.

A decent performance in the exam (should do alright as I'm getting between 90 and 100 out of 120 in the past paper) could see me getting a high 2, possibly a 1 (I could calculate it better if Stirling weren't so bloody secretive about their grading systems).

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Ive pretty much dingied the studying. Really cannae go it the now. Hopefully I can still scrape it. Good luck tomorrow anyway the ones that are doing Management.

How did you lot find the exam then?

I wrote a belter (I think) of an essay on Globalisation, fired out a detailed analysis on five of Friedman's flattening forces.

The other essay I did was the Operations one, which was 80% Yield and 20% JIT. I did the Just in Time bit first, and then ended up just scribbling down everything I could remember about Yield in the last half hour.

Combined with my marks from the project, I should have done enough to pass well-ish.

Leisure Management tomorrow, though. *sigh*

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How did you lot find the exam then?

I wrote a belter (I think) of an essay on Globalisation, fired out a detailed analysis on five of Friedman's flattening forces.

The other essay I did was the Operations one, which was 80% Yield and 20% JIT. I did the Just in Time bit first, and then ended up just scribbling down everything I could remember about Yield in the last half hour.

Combined with my marks from the project, I should have done enough to pass well-ish.

Leisure Management tomorrow, though. *sigh*

Not too badly actually. My Globalisation one was quite decent as well. I cannae mind what the other one I did was about lol. Touch wood but I don't think I have failed. See wit happens.

I have Law in about half an hour and then thats me for the year.

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How did you lot find the exam then?

I wrote a belter (I think) of an essay on Globalisation, fired out a detailed analysis on five of Friedman's flattening forces.

The other essay I did was the Operations one, which was 80% Yield and 20% JIT. I did the Just in Time bit first, and then ended up just scribbling down everything I could remember about Yield in the last half hour.

Combined with my marks from the project, I should have done enough to pass well-ish.

Leisure Management tomorrow, though. *sigh*

Aye, did you talk about overbooking, market segmentation etc for yield? I spoke about all these factors and the advantages and disadvantages of each. I also done the question on how marketing has developed over time i.e fragmentation/unification/segmentation etc which was decent enough.

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Aye, did you talk about overbooking, market segmentation etc for yield? I spoke about all these factors and the advantages and disadvantages of each. I also done the question on how marketing has developed over time i.e fragmentation/unification/segmentation etc which was decent enough.

I didn't mention overbooking, and struggled to really get market segmentation properly. My Yield bit was really poor, I spent ages trying to remember the diagram and then gave up, and just wrote a pretty basic answer that didn't even really have much of a structure.

I think my Globalisation and JIT bits were good enough to make up for it though.

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I didn't mention overbooking, and struggled to really get market segmentation properly. My Yield bit was really poor, I spent ages trying to remember the diagram and then gave up, and just wrote a pretty basic answer that didn't even really have much of a structure.

I think my Globalisation and JIT bits were good enough to make up for it though.

Great stuff man. Did the book you read online help? Thought the questions were pretty kind. Globalisation was a superb question to get for everyone who studied it.

rw - I'm sure last year they were released at different times. I got my economics mark far quicker than management or law in first year but may be different now.

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Great stuff man. Did the book you read online help? Thought the questions were pretty kind. Globalisation was a superb question to get for everyone who studied it.

Yeh, that book was actually brilliant. It properly explained all the flattening forces, and gave proper full comprehensive examples from real companies/countries. So when it came to picking five for that question it was easy, and I had good examples to hand.

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