What is a Good Grade?

Last updated on March 25, 2021 by The Counselor

It is true that students obsess about their grades… Whenever you finish an assessment (test or exam), your teacher or lecturer will assign a letter to it which indicate how well you have done. Grading is also an important evaluation tool that teachers use to know if students have understood a particular subject or class.

A good grade shows how well you are succeeded in a specific subject, course or class. It does not determine your overall performance in class or course of study. To have a good overall performance, you must have good grades in all subjects under a specific course.

Mind you, grading differs so much between classes, courses, universities and even countries and even universities within a specific country. For example, In Nigeria, some universities have a grading system that differs from other universities.  The percentage used in this post is the most used in Nigeria universities.

 

Grade Classes

  • Grade A – Indicates excellent performance and represent the highest grade you can ever receive. Grade A stands between 75% and 100%
  • Grade B – Indicates good performance and is slower than Grade A in terms of weight. A student striving after first-class should focus more on getting As. B stand within 60% and 74%
  • Grade C – Indicates satisfactory performance. Grade C is anywhere between 50% and 59%
  • Grade D – This is still a passing grade and it indicates less than satisfactory performance. This grade stand between 45% – 49%
  • Grade E – This is a weightless passing grade, which also means, let my people go. This grade is the MARK OF GRACE and stands between 40% – 44%. Most universities no longer make use of Grade E.
  • Grade F – This is a failing grade and it indicates unsatisfactory performance. If you have F9 in a course, this means automatic carryover

 

So what is a good grade?

A good grade is a grade earned based on the quality of work performed on a given subject. The accumulation of scores or point received in a subject test, practicals, projects, assignment, homework, and an examination can determine if you will get a good grade or a poor grade. Overall performance is defined by CGPA and GPA

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