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Posted 09 August 2005 - 03:00 PM

Does a grade D in exam results account for anything?!

I'd like to know lol
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 03:14 PM

It is a "stand alone award" rather than just a "subsidiary award" that is awarded 42 UCAS Tariff Points. However, it is a fail (albeit a close fail), and universities probably won't look too kindly upon it.
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 03:43 PM

QUOTE(kirsty1988 @ Aug 9 2005, 04:00 PM)
Does a grade D in exam results account for anything?!

I'd like to know lol

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Most universities do not accept a D and consider it a fail.

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 08:15 AM

Yeah, considered a fail. If you fail a higher you used to get and Int 2 A, but now its a D.
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Posted 10 August 2005 - 09:15 AM

Yep Rubberducky is correct. Technically a D is not a pass in a subject and means that you 'just' failed it (i.e. 45-49%). Basically, before Ds were used, the SQA used to give you an A at the lower level you sat i.e.

If you sat Int 2 Maths and got 45-49% you would get an Int 1 A
If you sat Advanced Higher Computing and got 45-49% you would get a Higher A
etc...

So if you got a D for one of your Highers then you esentially have an Int 2 A in that subject.

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 09:18 AM

I think they should have kept that old idea of giving the Int 2 A at least it doesnt look bad on your certificate.

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 09:37 AM

I think one of the reasons they stopped awarding As in the level below is that people were being entered into exams which they weren't capable of and just getting honorary awards at the level below.

I imagine it's more difficult to get 75% in Int2 than it is to get 45% in Higher.
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Posted 10 August 2005 - 05:05 PM

A D GRADE IS A FAIL, NOT A PASS, ACCEPT IT

END OFF



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Posted 10 August 2005 - 05:10 PM

You sound like saskia from big brother ''end of''

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 05:22 PM

QUOTE(Steve @ Aug 10 2005, 10:37 AM)
I think one of the reasons they stopped awarding As in the level below is that people were being entered into exams which they weren't capable of and just getting honorary awards at the level below.

I imagine it's more difficult to get 75% in Int2 than it is to get 45% in Higher.

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According to my teachers that's the reason why they stopped giving them out, they even openly addmitted to doing it themselves.

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 05:23 PM

I suppose that makes sense I just dont like this D grade.

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 06:05 PM

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QUOTE(gary @ Aug 10 2005, 05:10 PM)
You sound like saskia from big brother ''end of''

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yes thats the point gary, keep up

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 07:50 PM

I have always said that a D is a fail trying to make you feel better. It doesn't count for anything. Sorry but university's don't ask for AAADD after one sitting, no seree. I'm allowed to say that 'cause i got one this year.
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Posted 10 August 2005 - 09:12 PM

QUOTE(gary @ Aug 10 2005, 10:18 AM)
I think they should have kept that old idea of giving the Int 2 A at least it doesnt look bad on your certificate.

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I agree.

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 10:13 PM

QUOTE(James56 @ Aug 10 2005, 06:05 PM)
A D GRADE IS A FAIL, NOT A PASS, ACCEPT IT

END OFF

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chill! is not end off! theres a lot of "Beginning off" within it! its worth 42 ucas points for starters (or some figure of that caliber)

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:19 AM

From this forum it would seem that most people are beginning to agree that a D, unfortunately is a close fail. However, it seems to have left a number of others confused.

Although it's difficult to find a page on the SQA's site which actually says "Grade D is a fail", it says in it in more subtle ways.

However, there is a page from the Scottish Executive's site which, to me is conclusive to this issue:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/stats/bulletins/00364-01.asp

In particular, I draw your attention to section 2.2 Definitions, and the sentence :

"However, whilst a recognition of candidate achievement, the new grade is not a pass award. "


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Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:51 AM

Thank you Matthew for going to the effort to clear that up! biggrin.gif
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Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:55 PM

I laughed out loud at this guy's entry in a blog and had to tell him he failed everything. He blocked me on MSN straight after, thinking I was taking the piss.

"WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!...............i'm happy wif maself..............i only failed histoy and passed the rest with D's.........not brilliant i'll grant you but i don't give a shit i still passed.................it would have bn better if i passed them all.............but am still happy!"

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:58 PM

maybe he will become a member one day

and go all embaressed

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:59 PM

Yeah. Especially since I sigged what he said. laugh.gif





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