- May 19, 2008
Oh no no, to get 70% here in Britain you should know ALL of the course and lecture material. Knowing literally everything taught to you will scrape you the highest possible grade boundry, all further marks are awarded for above and beyond learning outside of the course.Unsilenced said:TIL: I should have gone to college in Britain.
If you only know 60% of how to do something, I wouldn't say you've learned how to do it. It may mean I have to re-take a few courses, but I'm glad people aren't going into the field only knowing 60% of how to be a doctor or an engineer.
Im bio-med and trust me, if you know 60% of the lecture material you will get 60% of 70% (somewhere around 40%) since only 70% of the marks will come from knowing what they have taught you. The 30 is to grade you on ability to learn outside of the course. Or at least its meant to, some lecturers are fairly harsh/generous in that regard.
Also believe me, if youre going to be a doctor like I'm trying to be and you get less than 70% you may as well go home, no one will remotely be interested in taking you on because like you said, anything less than 70 means I dont know some basic course material. Its pretty brutal.
If i get 70% it means I know 100% of how to be a doctor and got every course related question correct. If i get 80% it means Im up to date with the newest methods and research.
Last year I got 73% overall and was up there with the highest in the class, highest mark I saw was 78%.