I’ve recently just had my 3rd year results back and I’m averaging a low 2.2 so far. I’m really downhearted about this because I need 63% to get a 2.1. I still have 50% of my 3rd year left. I’m considering taking a leave of absence for a year because at the moment I don’t think I can get a First in the last half of my 3rd year to get a 2.1. The University is ok with this and my department will support me for an impaired performance which can increase my grade between 1-4% (every little helps!). I’m studying BSc Economics at a top 20 Uni.
I plan to go into Accountancy/wealth management once I graduate and during my year off I plan to get some experience as an accounts assistant and take a CFA level 1 or other professional qualification, and I will have a whole year to prepare for my final exams and therefore I stand a much higher chance of nailing them to get my 2.1!
I have family circumstances which have resulted in a low grade this year.
I also don’t really want to graduate with no graduate scheme offer, and re-taking means i can really hammer the apps come august, and a free semester 1!
So would taking an absence of leave be a good idea or not?