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    I thought that a 5 is equivalent to a "high C" but to me a 5 is a B because there are 2 grades for an A (7 & 8) and a grade 3 is a D while a 4 is a C
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    A 5 is a high C (so a C+). A 4 is a low C (so a C-). Both count as passes. An A is a 7 but there are two A* grades. An 8 is an "average" A* but a 9 is a really really strong A*.
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    (Original post by londonbusqueen)
    A 5 is a high C (so a C+). A 4 is a low C (so a C-). Both count as passes. An A is a 7 but there are two A* grades. An 8 is an "average" A* but a 9 is a really really strong A*.
    This new system is so stupid having about 2 grades for each grade. So what would I get in the old system if I got a 5 in the new one? A low B?
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    (Original post by ComputerWhizzKid)
    This new system is so stupid having about 2 grades for each grade. So what would I get in the old system if I got a 5 in the new one? A low B?
    No, you'd get a high C. The B grade isn't divided up as such. It's just a 6. Only the C and the A* grades are split up.
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    (Original post by ComputerWhizzKid)
    I thought that a 5 is equivalent to a "high C" but to me a 5 is a B because there are 2 grades for an A (7 & 8) and a grade 3 is a D while a 4 is a C
    I'm lazy and don't like using the 2 grades per number thing. For my personal reference I just use:

    9=A**
    8=A*
    7=A
    6=B
    5=C
    4=D

    etc etc.
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    |The official government equivalence is shown here: https://www.gov.uk/government/upload..._from_2017.pdf
    A 5 is a high C /low B.
 
 
 

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