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    Obviously, if you miss any exams, it is.

    Have you ever got a U grade at GCSE level?
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    It is possible even without missing exams. Simply, if you get under the boundary for an E (Higher), or G (Foundation), you will get a U. I believe the U encompasses something like the bottom 1% of all candidates.
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    U is ungraded. You'll get it for not having enough marks for the lowest possible grade. That means if you're sitting higher tier, you'll get it for anything lower than a D.
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    my friend got a U

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    Loads of boys in my year actually got several U's, but that's because they didn't even try
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    (Original post by M451)
    U is ungraded. You'll get it for not having enough marks for the lowest possible grade. That means if you're sitting higher tier, you'll get it for anything lower than a D.
    (Edit: I stand corrected, AQA does have their lowest grade for some exams as a D.)
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    Isn't that only for MFLs? Most subjects have an E grade.
    Nope. English and Maths with AQA also definitely have tiers.

    You can get lower but if you sit a higher tier paper, the lowest grade is a D. Otherwise I think it's a G.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    No, it's under an E grade.
    Have a look at grade boundaries. Higher tier papers do not go down to E. It's A*-D or a U.
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    my friend got a U
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    (Original post by M451)
    Nope. English and Maths with AQA also definitely have tiers.

    You can get lower but if you sit a higher tier paper, the lowest grade is a D. Otherwise I think it's a G.
    Yeah, I just saw that AQA doesn't have an E for Higher. I stand corrected I am more used to OCR and Edexcel, which do have E grades for Higher and Foundation.
 
 
 
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