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Scottish Secondary school grades - comparing them to GCSEs

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2011/02/03 18:31:39 (permalink)

Scottish Secondary school grades - comparing them to GCSEs

The Scottish system gives grades numerically... what are the GCSE equivalents?

1 = GCSE A?
2 = GCSE B?
etc?

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    Re:Scottish Secondary school grades - comparing them to GCSEs 2011/02/03 18:43:34 (permalink)
    Yes.  a 1 is the highest standard grade you can get.

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    Re:Scottish Secondary school grades - comparing them to GCSEs 2011/02/03 18:44:13 (permalink)
    A* then A to G then U for complete fail or X for a no show.
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    Re:Scottish Secondary school grades - comparing them to GCSEs 2011/02/03 18:45:02 (permalink)
    Wasnt clear there

    1=A*
    2=A

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    Re:Scottish Secondary school grades - comparing them to GCSEs 2011/02/03 19:01:03 (permalink)
    Thanks, so a 4 is what would be considered a pass (grade C) in GCSE speak.

    I read that only 1 in 5 (or possibly 1 in 6) English 16 year olds leave school with 5 or more GCSE passes in the core subjects... English, Maths, Science (x2), a language and one of history or geography. 20%, when did that happen?!

    I'm hiring for an unskilled job and the candidates range from those who have a very patchy work experience & no English or Maths qualifications, through Media stuides degrees, all the way to people with proper academic degrees from presigious universities. Anyway, one of them is Scottish and I didn't understand his grades - thanks.

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    Re:Scottish Secondary school grades - comparing them to GCSEs 2011/02/03 19:23:25 (permalink)
    Broadly speaking a 4 would be a C but really a C is considered a benchmark grade in the English system whereas a 4 is pretty meaningless in Scotland probably the equivalent to an English D.

    The English system has an awful lot of problems right now that arent being adressed although this may change with the new government. Cant comment on the current Scottish system.
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    Re:Scottish Secondary school grades - comparing them to GCSEs 2011/02/03 22:46:55 (permalink)
    the old system for standard grade was

    credit- 1 or 2
    general- 3 or 4
    foundation- 5 or 6

    these were sat at age 15/16

    You could then go on to do Highers if you got a 1 or 2
    With a 3 or a 4 you could do intermdiate 2
    5 or 6 you could do int 1.

    Highers and intermediates were graded a, b, c or fail.

    You need highers to get into Uni.

    I beleive Standard grade are equal to GCSE

    However they no longer sit standard grades. they now start intermediate 1 in 3rd year, int 2 4th and if you decided to stay on after 16 you can do higher and adv higher.
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