A 1st class degree is equivalent to an A or A*. For some people, getting a 1st class degree is important. But did you know there is a huge difference between the ammount of 1sts given at different universities? Here are the 5 ‘Russel Group’ universities that give out the most first class honours:
5. Manchester – 36%
Manchester is known as one of the largest universities in the UK, but it’s also one of the best places for giving out firsts! Over a third of all students at the uni come out with a 1st class degree.
4. Oxford – 37.2%
It’s a common misconception that the very top ranking unis achieve the most firsts. In fact, some people suggest it is often harder to achieve a first at the top unis. Remember, university is not like A Levels, and you compete against the other people at your specific uni, rather than people across the country. Either way, Oxford do give out a fair few firsts!
3. Durham – 37.5%
Another top ranking universiry that gives a lot of firsts. Durham ranks at number 3 on our list with 37.5%.
2. UCL – 40.3%
UCL are a huge university with a very large number of international students. These students travel to experience London, attend a fantastic university, and of course to get a good grade! Over 40% of people at UCL achieve a first.
1. Imperial – 46.4%
Incredibly, almost 50% of students at Imperial come out with the top grade. We aren’t sure why Imperial scores their students so highly, but if you are looking to go to university to get a first class, then heading to Imperial could be your best bet…