It’s interesting to hear many grading systems around the world. It’s also interesting to know that in other countries, my friends would fail school and that I’d be just average. You can easily pass in Canada, but you’d be known as a failure in America. My school’s grading and education system is less strict by a lot compared to other countries.
Please comment down below how your school is like, I’m curious!
First off, where I live we use numbers 4, 3, 2, 1, and the letter R instead of A, B, C, D, and F.
4 = A
3 = B
2 = C
1 = D
R = F
Second off, these are the percentages required to get each grade:
80%+ = 4
70% – 79% = 3
60% – 69% = 2
50% – 59 = 1
49% and lower = R
“Want to know why pirates don’t make good teachers? They give too many Rs.” – My 6th grade teacher
TBH I have no idea why they use a freaking R. Can’t they use like zero or something?
By the way, in elementary school you can PASS WITHOUT GOING TO SCHOOL, AT ALL. There were two people in my class WHO ONLY CAME TO SCHOOL FOR LIKE A MONTH AND THAT’S IT, YET THEY PASSED. OH MY GOD, CANADA IS SO FLAWED. I’M NOT EVEN KIDDING. I WOULD SHOW PROOF IF I COULD.
Third off, in high school you’re given three levels to choose from:
Academic – For the people who want to go to University
Applied – For the people who want to go to College
Essential – For the people who want to work at office jobs that no one wants or works for minimum wage
If you get over a 70% average, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO EXAMS unless you’re in Academic. You always have to do exams in Academic.
ALSO, there’s a difference between College and University here. University is for those high class paying jobs, and College is more for those medium class paying jobs.
This is my description of the three levels:
Academic – Average people. (But seriously though, even if you take this college and university is still hell.)
Applied – For below average people. (GOOD LUCK IN COLLEGE! If you make it that far.)
Essential – For those below the below average. (Good luck working at minimum wage jobs!)
All three of those levels are completely different, by the way, if you get a 100 in applied, if you switch to academic it’s going to be completely different and you’re going to not know how to do anything. Which is why most teachers tell you not to switch. If you go from academic to applied though, you’re going to find school a lot easier but I really don’t recommend it. Anyways, if you ever come to my area where they have this system, take academic or you’re screwed to get a good job!
Random facts, which then you’ll realise that you’re much more intelligent than I am:
We DO NOT learn BASIC Algebra until 8th grade. (Example: 9 + n = 11. What is n?)
We DO NOT learn negative and positive integers until 8th grade.
We learn the periodic table in high school.
WE NEVER LEARNED HOW TO MULTIPLY AND DIVIDE. We were told to use a calculator.
PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE PUBLIC SCHOOL DRESS CODE, WHICH IS LITERALLY NO WEARING SHIRTS THAT PROMOTES INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR AND TO NOT WEAR JUST UNDERWEAR.
That’s really all I can think of right now. Anyways, the Canadian public school system sucks and you’ll barely learn anything. No wonder people pass so easily.
So yeah, as said comment down below! I’m extremely curious to how different schools are like! 🙂