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Why are "A" grades considered mediocre?

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    (Original post by Lucy96)
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    I would hardly consider A's as mediocre, I think if you work hard enough at GCSE's however, most people can achieve them in the sciences, maths and a few humanities, not so much maybe on English, some arts and the languages though.

    A* 11.7% (subject average 7.8%)
    A* + A 31.9% (subject average 23.2%)
    A* to C 73.3% (subject average 69.8%)

    ^^Those are the 2011 stats so when you look at it A's aren't mediocre as only 31.9% get an A* or A and that's including people with one, so A's in my opinion are still good.
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    (Original post by Rickie13)
    I would hardly consider A's as mediocre, I think if you work hard enough at GCSE's however, most people can achieve them in the sciences, maths and a few humanities, not so much maybe on English, some arts and the languages though.

    A* 11.7% (subject average 7.8%)
    A* + A 31.9% (subject average 23.2%)
    A* to C 73.3% (subject average 69.8%)

    ^^Those are the 2011 stats so when you look at it A's aren't mediocre as only 31.9% get an A* or A and that's including people with one, so A's in my opinion are still good.
    That's a lot of people though...

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