GPA( Grade point average) Watch
Can someone tell me what exactly is GPA( Grade point average) and how do I calculate it for my CIE: IGCSE and A levels results.
I Checked one website but that calculation requires something called Credit Hours???
Can someone PLEASE help.
In the U.S., each course is worth a certain number of credit hours. Although this can vary depending on the course, schools that operate on a semester system generally have courses worth 3 credit hours and those on the quarter system have courses worth 4 credit hours. In order to calculate your GPA you need to know two numbers: the point value of your grade in the course (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0) and the number of credit hours of the course. The following is a website that offers a fairly simple explanation:
Hope this helps.
If you want to calculate it yourself, use this point system:
A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0.
Add up the points for all the grades given, and then divide by the total number of grades. In technical terms, this is an unweighted GPA, where there's no extra points given for harder classes, because it's simply impossible to calculate a weighted one (where you get extra points for things like AP classes) with our system. 4.0 is obviously the highest you can get. I wouldn't worry about it, though, because the universities will be very familiar with the British qualification system.
Whatever you make in the course decides how many grade points you receive (as indicated in the above post). Then you add your Grade Points together and average them to the amount of hours you have. Thus, if you get an A in a 5 credit hour course, it is worth more than an A in a 3 credit hour course. But, it hurts you more if you get a D or an F.
I hope this helps!