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what does this mean again if its written after a degree award?
I know no more than that.
but does it mean a 1st or something else? is an honours degree different in any way?
it just means you did the honours course.
in 2002, at DUM Leicester, if you were a lazy fuck in Marketing and didnt submit your disseration, then you got a degree sans honours, as my friend found out to his loss, and to our LOL-based gain.
Although that is a man who seriously added a Facebook style 'Paul currently likes...' line into his CV at the very beginning. Which would be funny even before you realise that 'Real Gravy' has made it into said list.
Also, and I believe this to be true.
amazingly I can write it after my name.
its pretty easy to spell.
of me kissing you from friday. I have no words.
please dont show it to me. i'm ashamed of friday
I can delete it if you want. We were both credits to our mothers on friday evening
On graduation, students are permitted to append the abbreviation 'BA' to their name; those who have successfully completed the Honours year may style themselves 'BA (Hons)'.
as in, "I've got a degree, honest!"
Most universities don't offer ordinary degrees anymore.
but I'm not sure how I got the honours bit.
and i'm pretty sure it's a BA (hons). I thought that's just what they're all called.
If you got below the level required for a third then you get an 'ordinary' degree, which is sans honours.
I wonder if maybe ordinary degrees were common in the early days and you just got honours, ordinary or fail?
that anything below a 3rd is fail
Like below an E (40%) in A-levels but (I think) above and including 37% is actually an 'N' for 'nearly' rather than a 'U' for unclassified.
I probably just made that up, actually.
"With the introduction of the new system and the replacement of the O-levels with the GCSE , the O-level pass was dropped, replaced by a grade N, standing for "Near miss", which was a much narrower denotation for candidates who failed to achieve the minimum standard for an A-level pass by only a few marks. The grade F was also replaced by a grade U. With the increase in the modular structure of the A-level examinations, the retention of the grade N was considered unnecessary as there was far more information to indicate how close a candidate was towards achieving a pass based on the modules taken. Therefore, with the introduction of the new revised A-levels in 2001 under Curriculum 2000, the grade N was finally dropped."
Honours degrees were distinguished in days gone by. These days almost degrees are honours degrees - most places only award ordinary (pass) degrees in exceptional circumstances, e.g. to people who couldn't sit their exams but were deemed worthy of some award based on their performance on the rest of the course.
evoked by the use of the phrase "These days almost degrees are honours degrees..."
You can leave after 3rd year with a basic degree or do the 4th year which is just a continuation at the same level but for an additional year and it's (Hons).