Is a 5 a low B? Watch
And would that be seen as a minimum entry requirement?
High C / Low B. Whether universities which require B at GCSE in certain subjects (e.g. English or Maths) will now require 5 or 6 may differ by university. I checked the UCL website and they say for courses requiring a B they will expect a grade 6. On the LSE website they say for courses requiring a B they expect a minimum grade 5, but that they may raise this to grade 6. So I would say my best guess is that most universities, at least the more competitive ones, will see a 5 as a C by the time you apply.
Really? I checked several courses for UCL and they all say that you require a grade 5 at English.
But there are some unis like Sheffield and Durham that require a 4/c min in maths so I'm gonna apply to them but I'll need to work real hard in my a levels
I'm trying not to stress about it because if I do I'll only get worse
The grade system now says both a 7+8 are the A equivalent and 4+5 are a low and high C!
Total tosh! How on earth is that helpful to students and more importantly employers who now have to consider that several numbers can indeed be the same grade in the old alphabet system of A-E. it's ludicrous and needs scrapping. Businesses have already indicated their total dislike of this numeric system.
The 2017 student cohort have my sympathy as they have some subjects in numerical grade and others in alphabetical order. It's a complete mess.