Good exam results

Yesterday I got my long awaited exam results back from my tutor. It was a nice moment. Basically I did very well, scoring a good first average (75%) overall and getting 80% in a 20 credit module which counts twice that of a normal module. While I had been nervous it was the kind of result I felt I’d worked towards and deserved and it was nice to finally see it on paper and get congratulated by my tutor for my hard work.

Sadly though I’m going to have to end this short results orientated post on a bit of a downer. In addition to my school of computing grades I also took an elective module in the Leeds University Business School after the law module in cyber-crime I wanted to take was canceled. The problem with this module was that the assessment was almost entirely exam based and the exam was of the essay based variety. This posed a problem because I quite simply don’t fare well in this kind of environment, and it showed in my result. I only got 48%. This was upsetting not only because of my pride, but also because it pulled down my overall year average to date. I have been assured that the end of degree weighting will sort out little issues like this but it doesn’t stop me being concerned for the first I am striving for, not to mention the general feeling of “meh”.

Never mind though, I’ll get over it and its given me even more of an incentive to do even better in my computing modules this semester. Set ’em up, let me knock ’em down.


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  1. Raby Whyte Said,

    February 6, 2007 @ 3:44 pm

    Well done with the results!

  2. Kieran Said,

    February 6, 2007 @ 4:42 pm

    Thanks mate, how did you do?

  3. Jim Maxwell Said,

    February 6, 2007 @ 4:44 pm

    Well Done Kieran 🙂

    …..regarding the “downer” – even overachievers need targets for improvement 😉 (at least that’s what the tell me) 🙁

  4. Kieran Said,

    February 6, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

    I wouldn’t say anyone is an over-achiever Jim; one can never aim too high IMHO.

  5. Jim Maxwell Said,

    February 6, 2007 @ 8:39 pm

    Precisely what an over achiever would say 😉 LOL

  6. Raby Whyte Said,

    February 6, 2007 @ 10:48 pm

    two firsts (79 in se20 and db21), one 2:1 (sy21), one 2:2 (ai22) and just failed cs22 by 4 marks. Averaged a 2:1. Which means i gotta work hard this semester to average a first for this overall year!

  7. Paul Said,

    February 7, 2007 @ 12:09 am

    Well done Kieran, I’ve been checking regularly to see how you did. Reading through the comments I haven’t a clue what all this 2:1 is about but hey, the results look pretty good from where I’m sitting. Don’t fret too much about the downer, like you say it will give you more of an incentive for the next round.

    Good luck to you all from a not so intelligent old timer

  8. Gareth Said,

    February 7, 2007 @ 4:09 am

    Nice one Kieran! Don’t worry about one measly lower mark, its when you get loads of them that you need to worry!

  9. Kieran Said,

    February 7, 2007 @ 7:09 am

    Paul, thanks for your comment 🙂

    A 2:1 is the upper level of a 2nd degree, degrees being marked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. To differentiate between the large number is students who get 2nds two levels (a 2:1 and 2:2) are introduced.

    Gaz, thanks for the positivity vibe 🙂

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