Poohbear wrote:Hi Hyperkiasu,
Thks for sharing. Does this mean, the UNSW grading works the same way like our PSLE? ie Bell curve and there is no absolute cut off marks for a certain grade?
According to UNSW,
High Distinction Certificate is awarded to the top 1% of participants
Distinction Certificate for the next 10% of participants
Credit Certificate for the next 25% of participants
Participation Certificate for all remaining participants
So if the paper is difficult and majority of the cohort did not do well(low raw score), it is possible to obtain distinction will a lower mark.
It's all about relative to the cohort for each year level in each state or country.
May I know when your kid received their result/certificate? My DS's school still has not released the result/certificate yet. Wandering what is holding them back