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When a candidate's achievement in assessed work is expressed in terms of grades, a pass grade may refer to any grade above a fail, or, more specifically, just to the category ‘pass’. So, for example, where the possible grades are A or distinction (for the highest range of marks), B or credit (for the middle category), C or pass (for a range of marks which are no more than satisfactory), and F or fail, a pass grade may refer to a C or simple pass, or, depending on the context, may be taken to encompass all three of those grades which are indicators that the candidate has passed rather than failed the assessment. See also pass mark.

Subjects: Education.

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