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# What is a grade 5 in the new grading system? watch

1. 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
2. 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*.
3. (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?
4. (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.
5. (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.
6. |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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