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It's not perfect, but this grading scale is a huge improvement on old system

Published 21/04/2014 | 02:30

Three Students Taking a Test
Three Students Taking a Test

THE current grading scale for Leaving Certificate exams was introduced in 1992, at the request of third-level colleges.

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They wanted more "granularity", or a finer breakdown, of the system that existed prior to 1992, where results were measured by a seven-point ABCDEF and NG, with grade boundaries at 15pc intervals.

So, the 1, 2, 3 sub-grades were incorporated, at 5pc intervals, from 40pc to 90pc while A1 covered 90pc to 100pc.

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