Im a final year law student and I just read this from my uni on the intranet
In 2008/09, a new method of calculation of Honours classification for Degrees (1st Class, Upper 2nd Class, Lower 2nd class, etc.) has been introduced. In summary it specifies that Honours classification will be based upon your best 90 credits at level 3 (i.e. final year) plus the best 30 credits from your remaining level 2 and 3 modules. The average grade of these modules will then be used to calculate your Honours classification. Any difference this change makes is likely to benefit rather than disadvantage students, because it typically takes into account the best modules in your second year (level 2). A small number of students might get a lower classification than before, but in these cases the previous method of calculation will be used to make sure that you are not disadvantaged
So does anyone know how uni's used to work it out? Im struggling with one module this year (equity) and I got 2.1's in everything last year so this is a good thing isnt it? I am just wondering what it was like before? Is this way better?