*SNIFF SNIFF* WHATS THAT SMELL? OH, ITS THE SMELL OF SERIOUS BULLSHIT
im not sure if this has been adressed already, and sorry if it has!! but as someone who has lived in the UK all my life i can confirm that this post is 100% BULLSHIT
i respect that the original poster may not have been aware that this was incorrect, but i am very much concerned for the amount of people that have spread this post around and have actually believed it, and that havent even taken the time out to research and find out if this crap is true or not. which it isnt.
firstly, we dont even use + or - grades, the only exception is an A* grade. our grades range from A*/A to G, and below that is a U.
secondly, our grading system ranges a lot, however its actually usually along the lines of -
and you cant even really say there is a uk grading system, because of how much it varies from exam to exam, subject to subject, exam board to exam board!!
thirdly, this post angers and insults me as it implies that in the uk we just get to cruise through our education and bullshit our way into success, which is not true. this post implies that we in the uk dont need to work hard to get decent grades, but we do, we have to work hard to get good qualifications, just as much as any other student on this planet will have to.
so please signal boost this if you can because i dont want anymore people to be deceived into thinking that this is correct information when it is not, it is bullshit
thank you and have a lovely day!!
Even with that correction, the point still stands. It’s not so much that people think the UK’s grading system is bullshit laziness as it is that the US grading system is ridiculous and unfair. 70% would just barely qualify you for a C- here if not a D+ depending on the school. 59%-69% is a F, again depending on which school. Getting an A requires 90%-93%. The grading system used here is designed to make students competitive while keeping the top scores limited to only a few high performing students. Ultimately it seems to result more in severe depression, anxiety disorders, and a plethora of panic attacks but no one seems to really want to deal with all the problems with US public education. *shrugs*