Does an 8 count as an A * in GCSE?

Grade 9 is the equivalent of above an A* Grade 8 is the equivalent of in between grades A* and A. Grade 7 is the equivalent of a grade A.

Is a Level 3 a pass in GCSE?

Is grade 3 a pass? For a ‘standard pass’, equivalent to the old C grade, students will need to achieve a 4 grade, while a 5 will constitute a ‘strong pass’.

Is a 4 a pass in higher GCSE?

Pupils need a 4 for a standard pass and 5 for a “strong pass”. This means that a candidate who gets nine grade-4s has, technically, passed all their exams. However, the government’s school league tables are based on the percentage of pupils achieved a 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs.

Is an A level higher than a GCSE?

A-Levels, short for Advanced Levels, are a higher qualification than the GCSEs. A-Levels are subject-based qualifications that are divided into two stages.

Is 6 a good GCSE grade?

β€œIn simple terms, a GCSE student who is performing consistently at a grade 6 standard, should be awarded a grade 6. It should be no harder or easier to achieve a particular grade than it is in a normal year when examinations take place.”

Is a 4 a pass?

A grade of 4 is the equivalent of a C grade, known as a standard pass. A grade of 5 is also a C grade but is known as a strong pass….What’s the GCSE grading system?

Old Grades New Grades
B C 6 5 (Strong Pass) 4 (Standard Pass)
D E F G 3 2 1

What is a 2 in GCSE?

2 = Lower E or high F.

What qualification level is A level?

Qualification levels

RQF/CQFW Example qualification
4 Higher National Certificate
3 A-level, National Diploma
2 GCSE (grades A*–C)
1 GCSE (grades D-G)

What is harder GCSE or A level?

You hear it all the time – A-Levels are a lot harder than GCSEs. While this doesn’t sound that comforting coming from your teacher or parent just as you’re trying to choose your A-Level options, it’s true. A-Levels are a big jump from GCSE.