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    Hello, what's the meaning of "to have a double first in Greats"

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    Hello, what's the meaning of "to have a double first in Greats"

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    'Greats' is what they call Classics at Oxford. 'A double first' is a very high-scoring degree.

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    PS - not just 'very high-scoring', but consistently high-scoring; the 'Greats' course is divided between a five-term part and a seven-term part. Whereas in most degrees, the best students are given a 'first' (that is, a first-class degree), to get a double first you have to be awarded a first after five terms and at the end of the course.

    Read more here: Literae Humaniores - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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