The new grading scale

August 2007 entered a new grading scale (7-point scale) in force for Danish courses for adult foreigners and others

The new scale is called 7-point scale, because it consists of seven characters. You can see the characters and descriptions of the achievement, as each character covers, here:

Rating Designation Description ECTS
12 The excellent performance Grade 12 is given for the excellent performance that demonstrates complete fulfillment of course goals, with no or few minor deficiencies. A
10 The excellent performance Grade 10 is given for an excellent performance that demonstrates comprehensive fulfillment of course goals, with some minor errors. B
7 The good performance Grade 7 is given for the good performance that demonstrates achievement of course goals, with some shortcomings. C
4 The mediocre performance The grade 4 For a fair performance displaying a lower degree of achievement of course goals, with several major deficiencies. D
02 The adequate performance Grade 02 is given for a performance that demonstrates the minimally acceptable level of achievement of course goals. E
00 The inadequate performance Grade 00 is given for the inadequate performance which does not demonstrate an acceptable level of achievement of course goals. Fx
-3 The poor performance The grade -3 is given for the completely unacceptable performance. F

Many European countries use ECTS scale which has seven levels. With 7-point scale is therefore easier to compare characters from Denmark with characters abroad.

This will make it easier for students from Denmark to be admitted to foreign institutions and to have foreign and Danish exam results placed on the same diploma.

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