# Is a 5 bad in GCSE?

Asked by: Prof. Sterling Hamill  |  Last update: April 28, 2022

But looking at first principles: the most common number of GCSEs that a student sits (modal) is nine, and the grade boundary for a pass is a 4 (weak pass) or 5 (strong pass), so I think by definition if you passed nine or more GCSEs and/or you got an even mix of 4s and 5s (or higher) then you are statistically better ...

## Is a 5 a good GCSE grade?

The new GCSEs will be graded 9–1, rather than A*–G, with grade 5 considered a good pass and grade 9 being the highest and set above the current A*. The government's definition of a 'good pass' will be set at grade 5 for reformed GCSEs. A grade 4 will continue to be a Level 2 achievement.

## What would a 5 Be in GCSE?

5 = Lower B or high C.

## Is getting a 5 in maths bad?

It would not be at all a good idea. Technically, a 4 is a pass, but it's a very low pass, and suggests that you have a very weak grasp of the subject. A level Maths is much harder, and you would be very likely to fail it.

## Is 5 a good grade?

Grade 5 is a 'strong pass' and equivalent to a high C and low B on the old grading system.

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You'd have clever children put into Set 1 or 2. The average children were put into set 3–4 the below average were put in sets 5–6 while the worst students were put in sets 7 to 8. 8 being the absolute lowest. The set 1 and 2 could achieve A*-C grades.

### What is a fail at GCSE?

Should students fail Maths or English, meaning getting a grade below 4, resitting is compulsory. If a student wants a higher mark than a pass in Maths and English – 4 or above – they may have the possibility to resit an exam.

### Is 3 a fail in GCSE?

Is grade 3 a pass? For a 'standard pass', equivalent to the old C grade, students will need to achieve a 4 grade, while a 5 will constitute a 'strong pass'.

### What percentage is a grade 5 in GCSE?

According to this illustration, grade 4 requires 56 - 66 per cent, grade 5 requires 67 - 77 per cent and grade 6 requires 78 - 88 per cent. ranges may seem extraordinarily narrow and demanding, but they are supported by other evidence discussed below.

### Is a 7 good in GCSE?

In general, a grade 7-9 is roughly equivalent to A-A* under the old system, while a grade 4 and above is roughly equivalent to a C and above. Fewer students will receive a grade 9 than would have received an A* under the old grading system.

### Is a grade 6 GOOD?

Grade 6 indicates a good level of achievement and will help support progression into higher education and future employment.

### What grade is a 7 in GCSE?

According to Ofqual, the exams regulator, grade 7 is equivalent to an A. Grade 8 is considered a strong A and grade 9 an A*. Grade 4, a "standard pass", is equivalent to a C while grade 5 - also a C - is deemed a "strong pass" and grade 6 is equivalent to a B.

### Is 4 minus a pass?

A pass is therefore indicated by one of six grades, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

### Is a grade 4 a pass?

The AQA explains that a 4 is considered a “standard pass” and that a 5 is a “strong pass”, and respectively work out to a high C and low B in the old grading system.

### What does P mean on GCSE results?

P - Pass (50-59%) PA - Pass. P* - Pass Conditional.

### Is D in GCSE a pass?

Grades A* to C are a standard pass according to the Department for Education. However, grades D and E are still technically passes but are worth less than the higher boundaries. The F letter is the 'fail' grade, so anything below that - meaning the G and U grades - are outright fails.

### How many GCSEs do you need?

How many GCSEs should I take? You should expect to take around nine subjects. Most courses and jobs you might want to apply for in the future require you to have grades between 9 and 4 in a minimum of five subjects.

### What do the GCSE grades 1 9 mean?

The highest grade is 9, while 1 is the lowest, not including a U (ungraded). Three number grades - 9, 8 and 7 - correspond to the two previous top grades of A* and A. Exams watchdog Ofqual says fewer grade 9s are awarded than A*s, and that anyone who gets a 9 has "performed exceptionally".

### Can you move up sets in year 11?

In short, yes, it is possible to switch between the foundation and higher tiers. That said, there are several factors to take into consideration before making a decision; there is extra content to learn, and a harder paper to sit, increasing your workload.

### Is Bottom set Maths bad?

Being in the bottom set is a significant disadvantage,the same as being in the top set is an advantage. It's likely that a lot of students in the bottom set are there because they dislike the subject, and so are more likely to get bored and get into trouble from the teacher, taking away teaching time.

### Can you move up sets in year 10?

Definitely! As long as you work really hard through year 10, teachers will recognise that you have potential and will move you up. You have to be patient, though. This might happen in first, second or third term or the teachers might even decide not to change your set UNTIL September of Year 11.

### Do GCSEs really matter?

GCSEs can determine the sixth form you go to

Your GCSE performance is usually a good indicator of how well you'll do in A-level or other advanced studies – in fact, it's the only real hard-and-fast evidence of your academic abilities a college has to go on.