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Help! Maths "c"grade equiv????
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SprigofRosemary · 23/08/2017 17:00

Hi all,
My husband studied at home home, with no help, to re do his maths GCSE...results tomorrow! He did this so he would get his C grade for future employment. However now I'm confused about what number that is? I've heard that he really needs a 5 but a 4 is still classed as a C? I just want to clarify as when we open his results we want to know! Anyone help?

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Allthebestnamesareused · 23/08/2017 17:01

4 is classed as a pass and 5 a good pass.

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YogiYoni · 23/08/2017 17:05

This year's results are pegged to last year's. So a similar percentage of entrants will get 4+ this year as got c+ last year.

Most colleges are requesting 4+ for entry into a-levels; 6+ in the subject pupils want to take.

Employers won't have a clue what any of it means unfortunately. It's a shambles.

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SprigofRosemary · 23/08/2017 17:23

Thank you, I have already told him to write the number on his CV along with an explanation after it of what it is equivalent to. I can't understand why it bloody mattered, why not just stick with A-G?! Grrr

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BoneyBackJefferson · 23/08/2017 18:50

why not just stick with A-G?! Grrr

Because they wouldn't be able to push the percentage up for a "c" as people would spot the discrepancy.

This way a "C" which was a 4 can become a 5 with a higher percentage, a lower pass rate in schools, which can then be forced to become academies (yes its still happening)

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