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.
- The common grading system at a higher level education institution in Ireland is as follows:-
International Scale and their following description :
|International scale||Description||Percentage of grade|
|First Class Honours||70% or above|
(very good, with few errors)
|Upper Second Class Honours||69% – 60%|
(good, with some errors)
|Lower Second Class Honours||59% – 50%|
(satisfactory, with many errors)
|Third Class Honours||49% – 45%|
|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 :-