Confused! Is a grade D a pass or fail in Highers??? Watch

D3426
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Thought I would clear this up once and for all. D is a pass at higher. N/A means you have not been awarded the higher.please see this from the SQA webpage.....

Candidates are awarded National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Courses at grades A, B, C and D. This grade appears on their Scottish Qualifications Certificate.

Grade D, like grades A to C, is reported on the Scottish Qualifications Certificate as a Course award and attracts both UCAS points and SCQF points. Grade D indicates that the candidate has achieved all the National Units for the Course at that level and has achieved a band 7 in the external assessment - this equates to getting between 45-49% in the Course assessment for Advanced Higher, or between 40-49% in the Course assessment for Higher and National 5.

Candidates who score less than 45% in the Course assessment for Advanced Higher (or less than 40% for Higher and National 5) receive a 'No Award' result, and are not awarded the National Course.
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My daughter got a D but was awarded 24 points the same as her Cs so I’m really confused- can anyone shed some light ? Thanks
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(Original post by Kimbo2019D)
My daughter got a D but was awarded 24 points the same as her Cs so I’m really confused- can anyone shed some light ? Thanks
A D is a course award, which is why she has gained 24 points at SCQF level 6- the number of points you get isn't affected by the grade A-D, so an A will still get you 24 SCQF points. These don't really mean a lot though- they're just a way of comparing the level/amount of work required for different qualifications.
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