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I got told that a D grade was a pass in GCSE Additional Science by someone.
So, does that mean its equivalent to how a C's considered a pass in other subjects?

Just wondering because I'm thinking about applying to Brunel University for law and got 4A*s, 3 As, 2 C's, 1 B and 1 D in my GCSE's.
(Of course, provided I meet A-level requirements)
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If you can, re-take and try to get a C or above. as with the grades you have (which look impressive) a D just looks nasty.
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It is, but it's not a very good pass: generally you're ranked on A*-C grades, so I would recommend resitting the exam (if not, then don't worry as it is still a pass :')
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I was told that D is a fail.
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If you can, re-take and try to get a C or above. as with the grades you have (which look impressive) a D just looks nasty.
Ergh.......the issue is that I've kinda missed the deadline for retakes because it's the last of that spec to go through.
I was 2 marks off a C...do you think it will effect my chances?
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A*-C at GCSE is equivalent to a Level 2 Qualification. D-G is equivalent to a Level 1 Qualification. So taking that into account, yes your D is a pass however it will not aid in your application in to Level 3 Qualifications such as, A-Levels and their "equivalents".
Usually Universities only ask for you to have 5 A*'s to C's at GCSE including, English Language and Maths.
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I got told that a D grade was a pass in GCSE Additional Science by someone.
So, does that mean its equivalent to how a C's considered a pass in other subjects?
A D in science is a pass just like a D in English or a D in maths is a pass at a modest level of achievement. There is nothing special about Additional Science that makes a D grade equivalent to a C in something else.
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(Original post by weirdnessandcoffee)
I got told that a D grade was a pass in GCSE Additional Science by someone.
So, does that mean its equivalent to how a C's considered a pass in other subjects?

Just wondering because I'm thinking about applying to Brunel University for law and got 4A*s, 3 As, 2 C's, 1 B and 1 D in my GCSE's.
(Of course, provided I meet A-level requirements)
D is a pass yes, but not a "good" pass,
here's a link for the entry requirements for law at brunel: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/M103
click "entry criteria"

They want 5 gcse's at grade c or above including maths and english,
i don't think you should resit that D in science as you meet their gcse requirements,
so don't worry about it.
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It's a pass in the sense that any grade from A* to G is regarded as a pass, with ungraded being the fail below grade G, but in terms of university and job requirements, C is the 'pass' mark and the one used to compile government statistics about school pass rates etc. The 'C or above' definition of a pass doesn't vary, whatever the subject.
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(Original post by weirdnessandcoffee)
Ergh.......the issue is that I've kinda missed the deadline for retakes because it's the last of that spec to go through.
I was 2 marks off a C...do you think it will effect my chances?
THERE IS the option of re-taking it at college
(As some colleges offer this)
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(Original post by weirdnessandcoffee)
I got told that a D grade was a pass in GCSE Additional Science by someone.
So, does that mean its equivalent to how a C's considered a pass in other subjects?

Just wondering because I'm thinking about applying to Brunel University for law and got 4A*s, 3 As, 2 C's, 1 B and 1 D in my GCSE's.
(Of course, provided I meet A-level requirements)

yes it is a pass, but almost every decent university course or job requires a C grade or higher in English, Maths and Science.
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Anything from A*-G is a pass. However, C or above is traditionally called a "pass" or a "good pass", whereas D or below is often called a "fail", even though this isn't technically correct.
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It is technically a pass but it's not a higher grade..
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Wow. Today is the day I learned a C was not the lowest pass grade at GCSE. Genuinely baffled. We always had it drilled into us that D and below was a fail.

Now I know they didn't mean a literal fail, but basically a "failure" in my school's eyes.

In reality, I now realise that D and below is sometimes loosely referred to as a "fail" when in actual fact it is not. As others say, a C must be the minimum "good pass" or "pass that counts". Most universities will ask for some specific subjects (mostly Maths and English) at minimum C or even B/A nowadays.
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hi could you tell me if a grade f means fail
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(Original post by jowarren)
hi could you tell me if a grade f means fail
As Carnationlilyrose said above, it's technically a pass in the sense that it's not a U, but generally a pass is considered above a C grade, and you won't really find any courses that will accept F grades in the entry requirements.

In future please could you start new threads rather than resurrecting really old ones, this thread was made nearly four years ago!
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It doesn't look that good but if you are not considering to take it for an A-level subject I don't really think it matters. Plus you usually you only need 5 GCSE's and 3 A-levels for most jobs, universities ect. and you have 4A*s and 3A's I don't think it really matters.
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