What Grade is a Pass? What should I set as my Target and Minimum Grade?
Grade 4 is considered to be a ‘Standard Pass’, so we do not recommend that you set a minimum or target grade lower than this. The grade boundary to get a grade 4 is the same as a grade boundary for an old grade ‘C’. A grade 5 is considered to be a ‘Good Pass’, so you should definitely consider setting this as your ‘Minimum Grade’.
What if I’m not doing GCSEs just yet?
If you’re not in Year 9-11 yet, don’t worry about the fact that we use the same grading system as GCSE exams – your questions won’t be any more difficult! In fact, GCSEs often assess much of the material you learn in younger year groups anyway. What makes them more challenging is how much content they include. So a grade 9 in a simpler concept just means that you’re really good at that concept – which is a great start! To get a grade 9 in a GCSE, you need to be that good in most or all of your concepts!
What if I want to study a different qualification?
Our content can be filtered by qualification, so, when you pick a qualification that uses a different grading system, you will be presented with the content for that course instead. We will automatically convert all of your scores into grades for you. If you remove the qualification, we’ll automatically convert all your grades back into the 9-1 grading system.
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