Grading System in the United Kingdom

United Kingdom GPA calculator

Grading scales:



Most Common

Scale Grade Description Division US Grade
70.00 - 100.00 First Class Honours A
65.00 - 69.99 Second Class Honours Upper Division A-
60.00 - 64.99 Second Class Honours Upper Division B+
50.00 - 59.99 Second Class Honours Lower Division B
45.00 - 49.99 Third class C+
40.00 - 44.99 Pass C
0.00 - 39.99 Fail F

Most Common Postgraduate

Scale Grade Description US Grade
70.00 - 100.00 Distinction A
65.00 - 69.99 Merit A-
60.00 - 64.99 Merit B+
50.00 - 59.99 Pass B
0.00 - 49.99 F

GCSE (1994 - present)

Grade Grade Description US Grade
A* A
A A
B B
C C
D D
E D
F D
G D
n/a Ungraded F

New GCSE

Starting 2017

Grade Scale US Grade
7.00 - 9.00 A
5.00 - 6.00 B
4.00 C
1.00 - 3.00 D
U F

IGCSE

Grade Grade Description US Grade
A* A
A A
B B
C B
D C
E C
F D
G Lowest Pass D
n/a Ungraded F

GCE Advanced level (2010 - present)

Grade Grade Description US Grade
A* A
A A
B B
C B
D C
E C
n/a Ungraded F

BTEC

Grade Grade Description US Grade
D Distinction A
M Merit B
P Pass C
N Near Pass D
Fail F

University of Nottingham Postgraduate

Scale Grade Description US Grade
70.00 - 100.00 Distinction A
65.00 - 69.99 Merit A-
60.00 - 64.99 Merit B+
50.00 - 59.99 Pass B
0.00 - 49.99 F

University of Surrey

Scale US Grade
90.00 - 100.00 A
80.00 - 89.99 A
70.00 - 79.99 A
60.00 - 69.99 B+
50.00 - 59.99 B
40.00 - 49.99 C+
30.00 - 39.99 C
20.00 - 29.99 F
10.00 - 19.99 F
0.00 - 9.99 F

ECTS

Grade Grade Description US Grade
A Excellent A
B Very Good AB
C Good B
D Satisfactory BC
E Sufficient C
Z Requirements Fulfilled S
FX Fail F
F Fail F

Brunel University Postgraduate

Grade Grade Description US Grade
A Distinction A
B Merit AB
C Pass B
D Pass (Below Masters Threshold) C
E Narrow Fail D
F Fail F

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Graduate-level (Master's)

Grade Scale Scale 2 Grade Description US Grade
5 70.00 - 100.00 4.30 - 5.00 Excellent A
4 60.00 - 69.00 4.00 - 4.29 Very Good A-
3 55.00 - 59.00 3.85 - 3.99 Good B+
2 50.00 - 54.00 2.00 - 3.84 Satisfactory B
1 40.00 - 49.00 Unsatisfactory/poor (fail) F
0 0.00 - 39.00 Very poor (fail) F

Middlesex University

1-20 Grading Scale

Scale Grade Description US Grade
1.00 - 4.00 First A
5.00 - 6.00 Upper Seconsd A-
7.00 - 8.00 Upper Second B+
9.00 - 12.00 Lower Second B
13.00 - 14.00 Third C+
15.00 - 16.00 Third C
17.00 - 18.00 Compensation Allowed D
19.00 - 20.00 Fail F

Nottingham Trent University Postgraduate

Scale Grade Description US Grade
93.00 - 100.00 Exceptional Distinction A
85.00 - 92.00 High Distinction A
78.00 - 84.00 Mid Distinction A
70.00 - 77.00 Distinction A
67.00 - 69.00 High Commendation A-
64.00 - 66.00 Mid Commendation AB
60.00 - 63.00 Commendation B+
57.00 - 59.00 High Pass B
54.00 - 56.00 Mid Pass B-
50.00 - 53.00 Pass BC
45.00 - 49.00 Marginal Fail C+
40.00 - 44.00 Mid Fail C
0.00 - 39.00 Fail F

The Open University Postgraduate

Grade Scale Grade Description US Grade
A 85.00 - 100.00 Distinction A
B 70.00 - 84.00 Merit AB
C 60.00 - 69.00 Pass B
D 50.00 - 59.00 Pass B
E 40.00 - 49.00 Bare fail F
F 25.00 - 39.00 Fail F
G 0.00 - 24.00 Bad fail F

The Open University Undergraduate

Grade Scale Grade Description US Grade
A 85.00 - 100.00 Distinction A
B 70.00 - 84.00 Pass 2 (Merit) AB
C 55.00 - 69.00 Pass 3 (Pass) B
D 40.00 - 54.00 Pass 4 C
E 30.00 - 39.00 Bare Fail F
F 15.00 - 29.00 Fail F
G 0.00 - 14.00 Bad fail F

University College London

Grade Scale US Grade
A 70.00 - 100.00 A
B 60.00 - 69.00 AB
C 50.00 - 59.00 B
D 40.00 - 49.00 C
E 1.00 - 39.00 F
F 0.00 F

University of Cambridge Postgraduate

Please check department-specific scale

Scale Grade Description US Grade
75.00 - 100.00 Distinction A
60.00 - 74.00 Pass B
0.00 - 59.00 F

University of London

Scale Grade Description Division US Grade
70.00 - 100.00 First Class Honours A
65.00 - 69.99 Second Class Honours Upper Division A-
60.00 - 64.99 Second Class Honours Upper Division B+
50.00 - 59.99 Second Class Honours Lower Division B
40.00 - 49.99 Third Class C+
34.00 - 39.99 Pass C
0.00 - 33.99 Fail F

University of Northampton

Grade Scale US Grade
A+ 90.00 - 100.00 A+
A 78.00 - 89.00 A
A- 73.00 - 77.00 A
B+ 68.00 - 72.00 A-
B 65.00 - 67.00 A-
B- 61.00 - 64.00 B+
C+ 58.00 - 60.00 B
C 55.00 - 57.00 B
C- 51.00 - 54.00 B
D+ 48.00 - 50.00 C+
D 45.00 - 47.00 C+
D- 41.00 - 44.00 C
F 0.00 - 40.00 F

University of Oxford Postgraduate

Please check department-specific scale

Scale Grade Description US Grade
70.00 - 100.00 Distinction A
65.00 - 69.00 Merit AB
50.00 - 64.00 Pass B
0.00 - 49.00 Fail F

University of Reading

Undergraduate

Grade Scale Grade Description US Grade
A 70.00 - 100.00 First Class Honours A
B 60.00 - 69.00 Second Class Honours Division 1 AB
C 50.00 - 59.00 Second Class Honours Division 2 B
D 40.00 - 49.00 Third Cass Honours C+
E 35.00 - 39.00 Pass C
F 30.00 - 34.00 Fail F
G 0.00 - 29.00 Fail F

University of Reading

Postgraduate

Grade Scale Grade Description US Grade
A 70.00 - 100.00 Distinction A
B 60.00 - 69.00 Merit AB
C 50.00 - 59.00 Good B
D 40.00 - 49.00 Fail F
E 0.00 - 39.00 Fail F
P Passed P
F Failed F

University of Sheffield 16-point (1994-2000)

Scale US Grade
14.00 - 16.00 A
13.00 A-
12.00 AB
11.00 B+
10.00 B
9.00 B-
8.00 BC
7.00 C+
6.00 C
5.00 C
1.00 - 3.00 F

University of Wolverhampton

Grade Grade Description US Grade
A Outstanding/Excellent A
B Very Good A-
C Good B
D Pass C
E Pass by Compensation D
F Fail F




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