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Grading System in Ireland

The common grading system in Ireland’s higher educational system mostly varies. It varies according to the institution and course. Most of the educational institutes have a unique system of grading.

The minimum passing percentage out of 100 is 40% in any course in Ireland.

Grading System in Ireland
  • The common grading system at a higher level education institution in Ireland is as follows:-

International Scale and their following description  :

International scaleDescriptionPercentage of grade
A
(excellent)
First Class Honours
70% or above
B
(very good, with few errors)
Upper Second Class Honours
69% – 60%
C
(good, with some errors)
Lower Second Class Honours
59% – 50%
D
(satisfactory, with many errors)
Third Class Honours
49% – 45%
E
(sufficient)
Compensating Fail. This is the minimum passing grade
44% – 40%Leaving Certificate Grading

The leaving certificate 

The leaving certificate examination is conducted after the completion of upper secondary studies. It is to be conducted before the application of higher education.

  • The grading system under this examination are :-
Grade letterGrade point (Higher paper)Grade point (Ordinary paper)
A1
100
60
A2
90
50
B1
85
45
B2
80
40
B3
75
35
C1
70
30
C2
65
25
C3
60
20
D1
55
15
D2
50
10
D3
45

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