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The dreaded grades & exam result breakdown

GCSE’s are broken down into A*, A, B, C, D, E, F and U grades. Basically, a C is ‘average’ according to the government, with an A* excellent. All subjects usually allow the A* grade, which is usually at around 80%, an A is at 70%, and a C at 60%.

Grade D and below are known as fails, where an F is an actual fail, and a U is unclassified.

You should be aiming for at least a C or above in all subjects, as this can hinder what A Levels you do which in turn can hinder the degree and kind of job you can get!

But always remember if things go badly – you can always retake!