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(Original post by Crazy_Moo129)
I must have skipped a G then, mine went straight from F to U :grin:

'Adverse Circs' and all that...
Wow, you must be a thick ****!
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if you were registered for an exam and you didn't turn up, you'd likely get a U. But if the exam wasn't actually organised in the first place then it wouldn't be on your results.
Was definitely registered... It was core. I'll just have to explain to my college. Or maybe I can tipex over it
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If it's on your certificates I'd assume you have to declare it.
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(Original post by Kiwiguy)
Wow, you must be a thick ****!
If you'd have read my whole post, you would have noticed the "adverse circs" bit. :banghead:

If i cared, i'd bother to argue your point...

:facepalm: :giggle:
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Just to clear this up, since some people are still mentioning U grades on certificates:

http://store.aqa.org.uk/admin/specia...ULTS-EXP-W.PDF

Page 19, Section 8:

Any subject for which a candidate receives a U, Q or X result will not appear on the certificate.
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unless u are a retard, then a u is not a grade to declare
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O.o what's an X for? and a Q in fact
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(Original post by Baka-chan)
:eek3:

If this has been asked before,sorry! :p: I'm just wondering,if you get a U GCSE,will it show up on your records? Like,will a Uni be able to see that you have a U at GCSE?

If so then I am :eek3: :eek3: :eek3:
you can actually ask the exam board to not record the grade. When you reject the grade it will be like you never took it
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O.o what's an X for? and a Q in fact
Q is Pending, usually because someone's paper has gone missing or they are under investigation for something.

Can't remember what X means, at a guess could be Disqualified or something similar?
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O.o what's an X for? and a Q in fact
i think they stand for partial no show and a complete no show to 1/several exams for the subject

but the person who just beat me could be right...
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(Original post by jordan12)
Q is Pending, usually because someone's paper has gone missing or they are under investigation for something.

Can't remember what X means, at a guess could be Disqualified or something similar?
:p: That would be so awesome to get a Q! :p:
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All grades get a certificate except U, so i'm guessing it doesn't count.
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Let's clear this one up!

A, B, C, D, E, F, G: these are all "pass" grades. You get a GCSE.
U is not a grade, it's just a classification-thing. You do not get a GCSE.
X is the character given for a module which you entered for but did not sit for whatever reason. It is impossible to have an X-classification on a GCSE as a whole.

You do now have to declare any and every GCSE grade.
But, if you get a U, you don't have a GCSE for it because you failed it, and so won't have to declare the letter at all (it's not a grade in any case).

Hope this helps someone somewhere!
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i think they stand for partial no show and a complete no show to 1/several exams for the subject

but the person who just beat me could be right...
Partial no-show shows up as the grade obtained from the parts taken with a # next to it. (e.g. D#, or U#).

I got one of them by error in my GCSE French exam after one of my papers wasn't marked. Was eventually rectified though.

All these symbols are starting to hurt my head now :p:
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(Original post by jordan12)
http://store.aqa.org.uk/admin/specia...ULTS-EXP-W.PDF

Page 19, Section 8:

Any subject for which a candidate receives a U, Q or X result will not appear on the certificate.
OP here.

Oh goodness! If it a U results really does NOT get awarded a certificate (and I don't have to declare it) then *phew*.

For those who asked,I got a U in Resistant Materials last year. *cough* It was bad,bad exam And my woodwork flopped.The chair I was building turned out to be a box, heehee.
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that exam was pretty awful...what board were u on?
i got a b though ...
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that exam was pretty awful...what board were u on?
i got a b though ...
I think it was..Edexcel?! Oh God.At least you got a B,I would kill for that right now! :p: I need to ask my teacher
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The exam board will record the grade as U, but this is not a qualification. It stands for unclassified and does not trigger the production of an exam certificate. At GCSE, students must attain a grade A* - G to get a certificate.
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To clear up the "whether anything below a C at GCSE is a pass"...

If you have an A* to C pass, you've got a Level 2 pass.
If you have a D to G pass, you've got a Level 1 pass.

To put things into perspective, A-levels are Level 3 qualifications. Thus a Level 2 pass at GCSE would make the corresponding A-level accessible but a Level 1 pass will not. But all grades (A* to G) constitute a pass.
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(Original post by jordan12)
No, to the average TSR user, anything below C is a fail (anything below A*, for most). Technically, it's a pass.

lol your right.
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