EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER AND ACCUMULATION SYSTEM (ECTS) SCALE RESULTS OF UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL LEAVING EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS
How average points are recalculated to ECTS grades Cumulative percentages of exam results (years 2006, 2007,2008 and 2009) ( ECTS_Scale.xls)
Cumulative percentages of exam results (years 2006, 2007,2008 and 2009)
The ECTS grading scale is based on the class rank of a student’s average exam result of all his/her external school leaving exams, i.e. how he/she performed relative to the other students.
The ECTS system initially divides students between pass and fail groups, and then assesses the performance of these two groups separately. Those obtaining passing grades are divided into five subgroups: the best 10% are awarded an Agrade, the next 25% a Bgrade, the following 30% a Cgrade, the following 25% a Dgrade and the final 10% an Egrade.
Those who have not achieved a performance sufficient to allow a passing grade are divided into two subgroups: FX (Fail – some more work required before credit can be awarded) and F (Fail – considerable further work is required). This system can be represented in a table; percentage of passing students is cumulative percentage of students in the following Excel table ( ECTS_Scale.xls) for the years 2006, 2007,2008 and 2009:
ECTS Scale

Definition

% of passing students

A

Excellent – outstanding performance with only minor errors

top 10% (90%–100%)

B

Very good – above the average standard but with some errors

next 25% (65%–90%)

C

Good – generally good work with a number of notable errors

next 30% (35%–65%)

D

Satisfactory – fair but with significant shortcomings

next 25% (10%–35%)

E

Sufficient – passable performance, meeting the minimum criteria

next 10% (0%–10%)

FX

Fail – some more work required before the credit can be awarded

–

F

Fail – considerable further work is required

–
