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Grades and marks given for school or university work

A

noun

a mark that a teacher gives to a student’s work to show that it is excellent

B

noun

a mark that is given in a school, college, or university for work that is a little better than average

C

noun

a mark that a teacher gives to a student’s work to show that it is average

D

noun

a mark that a teacher gives to a student’s work to show that it is below average

demerit

noun

a mark or record that shows someone has done something wrong

distinction

noun

a very high mark in an examination

E

noun

a mark that a teacher gives to a student’s work to show that it is very bad

F

noun

a mark that a teacher gives to a student’s work to show that they have failed a test or a piece of work

fail

noun

a result in a test that shows someone or something has not achieved a satisfactory score or standard

full marks

noun

the highest score that a student can get in an examination

GPA

noun

a grade point average

grade

noun

a letter or number that shows the quality of a student’s work

grade point average

noun

a number that is the average of the marks that students in US schools have achieved during their studies

incomplete

noun

a mark showing that you have not finished all the work for a particular course

mark

noun

a score in the form of a number, percentage, or letter that a teacher gives a student’s work. The American word is grade

marking

noun

the process of checking students’ written work and giving it a mark

merit

noun

a mark that a school student gets as a reward for good work or behaviour

pass

noun

a successful result in an examination or test

pass mark

noun

the level that you need to reach in order to succeed in an examination

result

noun

the mark that a student receives in an examination or series of examinations. The American word is grade

straight

adjective

a student who has straight A’s has the highest mark in every subject or course

U

noun

ungraded: a mark given to a student, showing that a test or piece of work that they have done is extremely bad

vg

abbreviation

very good: used by teachers on a student’s work

A minus/B minus/C minus/D minus

marks given by teachers for students’ work that are lower than the marks A, B, C, and D. These marks are usually written ‘A-’, ‘B-’ etc

A plus/B plus/C plus/D plus

a mark given by a teacher for a student’s work that is higher than a mark A, B, C, and D. These marks are usually written A+, B+ etc

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