Question: Is A Grade 5 AB?

Is a Grade 5 GOOD?

As you can see in the table above, old and new grades don’t match up like-for-like.

However, a 4 is being classified as a standard pass, which can be broadly compared to a grade C, while a 5 is a strong pass.

Grades 9-7 are roughly equivalent to the old top grades of A* and A.

What is a Grade 6 equivalent to?

Grade 6 is the equivalent of just above a grade B. Grade 5 is the equivalent of in between grades B and C. Grade 4 is the equivalent of a grade C. Grade 3 is the equivalent of in between grades D and E.

Is a Grade 3 a pass?

So the answer is yes, they have passed, but no, they have not met the equivalent of the old grade C level which many considered to be a pass.

What is a Grade 6 in GCSE?

The new GCSE grading system. Grades 9, 8 and 7 are broadly equivalent to an A* and an A. Grades 6, 5 and 4 are in line with B and C grades. A grade 4 is broadly equivalent to a C grade. A 3 would be broadly similar to a D grade, with 2 and 1 taking in grades E, F and G.

Is a 5 at GCSE AB?

Equivalent GCSE grades

The Government has said that grade 4 is a ‘standard pass’. Grade 5 is a ‘strong pass’ and equivalent to a high C and low B on the old grading system.

Is an 8 an A * GCSE?

Grade 8 is the equivalent of in between grades A* and A. Grade 7 is the equivalent of a grade A. Grade 6 is the equivalent of just above a grade B. Grade 5 is the equivalent of in between grades B and C.

Is a Grade 7 GOOD?

In a word, no. A good rule of thumb for the new grading system is a grade 7 is broadly equivalent to an A in old money, while a grade 9 is above an A*. A grade 4 is similar to an old grade C. Relatively few students will achieve grade 9s as they will effectively be rationed.

Is 3 a fail in GCSE?

As of 2016, the Government has required that all students who fail to secure at least a grade 4 in GCSE English and maths will have to resit the qualification. If you achieved a grade 1, 2 or 3, then do not panic as you will have the chance to retake the exams – whether you want to or not.

Do D’s count as passing in college?

‘ The standard is a C or better, even though a ‘D’ is officially a passing grade. Technically, a ‘D’ is passing, but it’s a sort of a we-don’t-really-mean-it pass. A grudging pass, or perhaps a mercy pass. Or, it can be an “I don’t ordinarily fail students, but you’re testing my faith” pass.

What percentage is a 9 in GCSE?

The approach to awarding the top grades will be the same for all GCSE subjects. A formula will be used that means that around 20% of all grades at 7 or above will be a grade 9.

What is a fail in GCSE?

It would appear, then, that not reaching Grade C is a ‘fail’. For several years politicians, the media and employers have divided GCSE grades into ‘good’ grades (Grade C or better) and other grades (Grades D-G) which are not ‘good’. This implies these lower grades are ‘bad’, ‘worthless’ and ‘poor’. They are fails.

What is a Grade 1 in GCSE?

The reformed GCSE qualifications will be awarded on a grade scale of 9 (the highest grade) to 1 (the lowest). broadly the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 1 and above as currently achieve a grade G and above.

How hard is it to get a 9 in GCSE?

The highest possible GCSE result has made up just over four per cent of all grades given to 16-year-olds in England. The coveted grade 9, which is intended to be more difficult to achieve than an A*, made up 4.5 per cent of all grades given to 16-year-olds, meaning it was achieved approximately 187,000 times.

What is a 7 in GCSE?

The top grade is a grade 9 and 1 is the lowest. Under the new system, grades 7-9 are equivalent to the old A and A* marks. Numbers 4-6 cover the old B and C grades, while 1-3 cover the old D, E, F and G grades. Students collect their GCSE results at the Nottingham High School. (

What is a 7 GCSE grade?

Grade 7 is the equivalent of a grade A. Grade 6 is the equivalent of just above a grade B. Grade 5 is the equivalent of in between grades B and C. Grade 4 is the equivalent of a grade C.


GCSEs are graded 9 to 1, rather than A* to G. Grade 9 is the highest grade, set above the current A*. To see how this applies to GCSE Combined Science from 2018, see our information on the new grading system.

How many students get a 9 at GCSE?

Grade 9’s make up 4.7% of all results in England

A total of 837 pupils in England achieved a grade 9 in seven or more subjects.

How many students get all 9 in GCSE?

This year 837 students were awarded a clean sweep of seven grade 9s, Ofqual said, compared with 732 last year. Of those awarded seven grade 9s this year, two thirds (66.4 per cent) were girls. In some subjects, a third of students were awarded a grade 9, which is equivalent to a high A* under the old system.

Are mocks harder than GCSEs?

A lot of mock papers, particularly maths and english, are the resit papers. They are harder than the regular GCSE paper with higher grade boundaries. The grade boundaries are based on how the whole country does in that subject.