# Is a 5 in GCSE good?

Asked by: Edwardo Collins IV  |  Last update: April 22, 2022

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.

## Is 5 a good grade GCSE?

The Government has said that grade 4 is a 'standard pass'. Grade 5 is a 'strong pass' and equivalent to a high C and low B on the old grading system. Grade 4 remains the level that students must achieve without needing to resit English and Maths post-16.

## Is a 5 bad in GCSE?

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 ...

## 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.

## Why I failed my GCSE's & How I 'Revised'

30 related questions found

### What grade is 85 percent in GCSE?

This grade is used to represent a C Grade in GCSE. This grade is important since it forms the official “pass” of the GCSE qualification. This will most likely be attributable to a 68 – 85% in the Foundation Tier examinations or 23%+ in the Higher Tier examinations.

### What grade is 60 percent in GCSE?

If a paper is allocated 120 uniform marks, the range of marks allocated to grade B is 84 to 95 (70% to 79% of 120); for grade C, 72 to 83 (60% to 69% of 120).

### 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.

### What is a fail GCSE?

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.

### 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 are the hardest GCSEs?

By convention, Physics appears to be the hardest GCSE. However of course this is subjective and you should research the level of difficulty yourself.

### What GCSE should I pick?

Courses are competitive, so you should be aiming for grade 6/B or higher in all subjects. As Maths, English and Science are generally compulsory at GCSE, this leaves you free to fill the rest of your quota with subjects that you will enjoy.

### Which GCSE is the easiest?

The British Exams lists the top 10 easiest GCSEs as reported by students: Geography. Film Studies. Religious Studies.

### Is grade 6 good at GCSE?

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

The highest grade you can get is a 9, with 1 being the lowest. This system was introduced in 2017, replacing the old GCSE grading system that awarded students letter grades from A* to G. In the current grading system, a score of 9, 8 and 7 are equivalent to an A* and A.

### Is 4 minus a pass?

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

### 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.

### 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".

### Is it hard to get a 9 in GCSE?

While getting a 9 in GCSE Maths is difficult, it is not an impossible achievement. Put in the practice and hard work now and you'll have a very good chance of nailing it in your exams and getting the grade you're after.

### Is a grade 9 good?

9 is the highest grade, and is be awarded to fewer students than the old A*. The government introduced the scale to inject more rigour into the exam system, and to allow for more differentiation among the top performers.

### 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.