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    Hi guys, I was just wandering if anyone knows how the new grading system (1-9) will affect entry requirements for university... will they be lower due to more difficult exams or will they stay the same?
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    (Original post by rainerrg)
    Hi guys, I was just wandering if anyone knows how the new grading system (1-9) will affect entry requirements for university... will they be lower due to more difficult exams or will they stay the same?
    Depends on the university. A lot of discrepancies lie with whether they class a C as a 4 or a 5.

    Other than that, most are saying that 6=B, 7=A and 8/9=A*.

    Check either your specific unis on this though. Last time I checked Cardiff was only considering 9 and only 9 to be equivalent to A* so yeah.
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    Most probably stay roughly the same. A 8/9 would be equivalent to a a* 7=a and so on but university put much more emphasis on a level grades and in my school anyway from what I have heard students are doing less subjects to accommodate for the more rigorous syllabus
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    (Original post by Anisa100)
    Most probably stay roughly the same. A 8/9 would be equivalent to a a* 7=a and so on but university put much more emphasis on a level grades and in my school anyway from what I have heard students are doing less subjects to accommodate for the more rigorous syllabus
    Thanks so much!!
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    I doubt they will be lower DUE TO DIFFICULT EXAMS, as the grades are still a representation of the nation- and they try keep around the percentage of students getting each grade similar each year.
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    Depends on the university. A lot of discrepancies lie with whether they class a C as a 4 or a 5.

    Other than that, most are saying that 6=B, 7=A and 8/9=A*.

    Check either your specific unis on this though. Last time I checked Cardiff was only considering 9 and only 9 to be equivalent to A* so yeah.
    I have checked some different universities but most of them dont include anything about the new grading system on their websites but thanks for the help
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    I doubt they will be lower DUE TO DIFFICULT EXAMS, as the grades are still a representation of the nation- and they try keep around the percentage of students getting each grade similar each year.
    I know but if you rhink about it, if the whole year group across the country score really badly in the exam then the grades will be different. If the max amount of marks in an exam is 80 marks and no one scores above 20 then the top percentage of the people who got high marks will get the highest grade and people who got the lowest marks will get the lowest grade etc
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    Realistically it wont be like that, there will be a range of results. But if it was, i would think that the entry requirement grades would be different- ill guess you will only find out when your applying for uni.
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    (Original post by rainerrg)
    I have checked some different universities but most of them dont include anything about the new grading system on their websites but thanks for the help
    Most people who have done the new exams won't be applying to uni yet. Unis will start to put the requirements on their websites over the next few months, as generally that's when students will start thinking about their applications. At this stage, uniis will still be looking at the data and trying to figure out what to ask for.
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    (Original post by rainerrg)
    I have checked some different universities but most of them dont include anything about the new grading system on their websites but thanks for the help
    You can always call them up and ask them directly what grades they'll be asking for.
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    (Original post by rainerrg)
    Hi guys, I was just wandering if anyone knows how the new grading system (1-9) will affect entry requirements for university... will they be lower due to more difficult exams or will they stay the same?
    Check, it's roughly 4/5=C, but depends
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    You can always call them up and ask them directly what grades they'll be asking for.
    Cheers, didn’t think of that x
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