A-Levels are marked on a letter scale, ranging from the A* to the E. An F or U (unexamined) grade is a fail at A-Level.
CC grades at A2 level are typically the minimum requirements for university entry in the UK. Different institutions and courses have different requirements for candidates. Students should set their A-Level target grades according to the courses they wish to apply for in Year 13.
A-B grades may also be required at GCSE for certain courses, particularly in compulsory subjects such as Maths and English. Passes in foreign language GCSEs are also well regarded and desired by many of the best British universities.
SELECTIVE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE
AAA* or AA*A* grades at A2 and A/A* grades at AS are commonly requested from the most prestigious universities in the UK, such as Oxford, Cambridge and the London School of Economics (LSE). Any offer that a young person receives from a university will be ultimately conditional on the A-Level grades they are able to attain.