Results day....I'm like a cat on a hot tin roof !!!

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Millipedewithherfeetup Fri 22-Jun-18 11:12:45

Meanwhile...dd is in new York sleeping peacefully !!! Results are due just after lunchtime from 7am her time. She thought paying 12 dollars per day for free WiFi at the hotel was extortionate so will pick up her email when she finds free WiFi somewhere! !!!

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ClerkMaxwell Fri 22-Jun-18 15:08:45

This will be my DS2 in 3 years. He never bothered signing up to text or emails for his Scottish Highers to get into uni. I was so desperate to find out that I hacked his UCAS account whilst he was having a long lie.

blueskypink Sat 23-Jun-18 10:06:02

Have you heard yet Millie?

Millipedewithherfeetup Sat 23-Jun-18 10:28:00

Yes !!!! She got a 2:1 with so pleased (she did get up early and used her boyfriends data to check grin) and called me as soon as she knew.

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blueskypink Sat 23-Jun-18 10:38:04

Congratulations! 2:1 here too! Results day was yesterday and I naively assumed that meant they'd be posted on line from 9am. DS is also away so, when I hadn't heard from him by mid morning I started to assume the worst. Cracked and sent him a text and he said results would be on line 'by 12'.

When I hadn't heard from him by 12.30 I was a gibbering wreck! I know he was hoping for a first - and didn't miss it by much - but he's happy. All that matters!

Can't wait to get him home to celebrate.

Millipedewithherfeetup Sat 23-Jun-18 11:58:53

Hope you all have a lovely time bluesky.... we'll more than likely go out for a nice meal when dd gets back next week have graduation late July so need to get something special sorted for that too !

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MissConductUS Mon 02-Jul-18 18:28:15

Yes !!!! She got a 2:1

Can someone explain a 2:1 in terms a Yank would understand? smile


Pomegranatemolasses Mon 02-Jul-18 19:37:19

Second class honors, higher. A 2.2 is second class honours lower. A first class honours is a 1, and is very rare in most disciplines.
So a 2.1 is an excellent result, and highly desired by most students.

MissConductUS Mon 02-Jul-18 19:46:13

Thank you! Now I understand what people mean when they say that someone got a first.

Is this just upon graduation? Is there only one first in each year?

In the US, some schools have graduation with honors or high honors, or suma cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude.

blueskypink Mon 02-Jul-18 19:58:23

Firsts are increasingly common -

Candyflip Mon 02-Jul-18 20:08:02

MissConductUS it would in the range of a 3.4 to 3.8 GPA

Candyflip Mon 02-Jul-18 20:08:58

And all degrees in the U.K. are honours degrees MissConductUS

elephantoverthehill Mon 02-Jul-18 20:15:55

My Ds had his first confirmed and told me yesterday. I am grinning from ear to ear and telling everyone. Well done to all the students with good news.

MissConductUS Mon 02-Jul-18 20:35:51

Congratulations to all of your over achieving, hard working kiddos!

Xenia Tue 03-Jul-18 12:39:40

It's change in the UK. In my year one girl got a first in our subject (law) and no one for 5 years before that! One third got the next best including me - upper second class. Two thirds of students got 2/2 and a few got a third class honours degree. Now in the UK I think lots more get 2/1 than before and there seem to be more firsts.

Candy, I thought we still had pass degrees in the UK (lower than a third) - we certainly used to.

rogueantimatter Sat 07-Jul-18 11:47:22

I read that 75% of recent graduates have either a 2:1 or a first. Some universities award 40% of their students a first!

Degrees without hons are still done in this country. Ordinary degrees.

blueskypink Sat 07-Jul-18 13:21:47

Rogue - in that case, do you think prospective employers look at where a degree is from and will perhaps value a 2.1 from a more respected university over a first from a lesser one?

HolgerLowCarbingLoser Sat 07-Jul-18 13:25:29

Yes, generally a 2:1 from a prestigious university is ‘worth’ much more than a first from a less well thought of university. But it also depends on the subject, as some universities will be much higher thought of in respect of certain disciplines.

HolgerLowCarbingLoser Sat 07-Jul-18 13:27:17

(Oh sorry thought it was the poster from abroad who was asking; apologies if my tone indicated I was trying to teach you how to suck eggs blush)

NotLeanButMean Sat 07-Jul-18 13:44:37

I got a 2.1 too! Got the letter sent to my house yesterday. Thrilled grin

rogueantimatter Sat 07-Jul-18 13:53:58

Upper and lower firsts have been suggested apparently. This would potentially be unfair to current graduates who have a first which would be classified as an upper first if such a system operated now.

KTyoupigeon Sat 07-Jul-18 13:58:00

My daughters results were delayed for a week but she finally received them yesterday - she got a 2:1 (was actually just 1% away from a first so she was frustrst d yesterday and struggled to see past that)

She was at work and couldn't check til her break so I was constantly checking my phone for the message

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