Students on Nottingham Trent Univeristy’s BA (Hons) Photography course got their results yesterday. I got a 2:1.
For those of you unfamiliar with the university marking system, a 2:1 is essentially the same as a ‘B’ on the ‘A-F’ scale. The system works as follows:
|B||Second Class, First Division (2:1)|
|C||Second Class, Second Division (2:2)|
|D||Third Class (‘Pass’)|
At the BA (Hons) Photography degree course at NTU, your grade is calculated entirely from the two modules of the final year: the dissertation, and the degree show. Although this means that the marks you achieved in the first two years are essentially irrelevant (as long as you pass), this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it gives you plenty of time in the first two years to experiment and make your mistakes.
The degree show and dissertation modules are weighted 80:40 respectively. I achieved a First for my dissertation and a 2:1 for my degree show, which gave me a 2:1 overall.
All that remains now is to show my work at the Free Range show in London, and, of course, the formality of receiving my degree.