3rd class in final year (2.3 GPA)...any advice? Just incase anyone is wondering, a 3rd class is approximately 2.3 GPA http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/conversion-table-for-us-gpa-to-uk-class-degrees So I'm in my 3rd year and final year struggling with my degree in physics and just can't seem to take it anymore. I just can't get my head over all this "introductory level" quantum mechanics, particle physics and electrodynamics with all the complex math and problems, as I feel like I have hit the wall now unable to motivate myself. Don't get me wrong, I really like physics...ok I admit I really like pop physics and simplified physics documentaries for the mainstream. But I'm just finding undergrad level physics an absolute nightmare... My first year was ok and I got 64% overall. Second year is when I started hitting the wall and fell into depression. I scored 45% in my second year. Since my university doesnt allow retakes if marks are above 40% and I didn't want to repeat the year, I went on to 3rd year. Now my 3rd year is worth 5 times more than the 1st year and 1.67 times more than 2nd year - which means its going to amplify any bad grades this year and I'll possibly end up with a 3rd class (roughly 40%, 2.3 GPA) with the way things are going right now... Before anyone asks why I didn't change course/drop out earlier its because I thought a physics degree would still be worth more than any other degrees, and also the fact I couldn't decide whether to switch or not...(I could have obessive compulsive disorder but don't know). I'm really scared about my situation because most employers and graduate programmes seem to require a 2:1 minimum (I live in the UK). 2:1 is like 3.5 GPA. I was wondering if I can still apply for school leavers programmes/apprenticeships if I graduate with a 3rd? I'm currently 21 years old. And what hope is there for me to get a job in this economic climate? I wanted to get into defence and aerospace but now it seems that dream wont be possible...My other option was to get into banking/finance but with my grades, theres no chance in hell I'll get into a grad scheme... I would greatly appreciate any help or advice fellow physics forum members can provide me.