Talk:336: Priorities

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By the way, 'Word Building' is 'Etymology,' or again, studying how words are formed. (School of Tomorrow is very thorough on teaching people the power of words...) Greyson (talk) 20:18, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Somehow our county (and many neighboring ones) uses A-E, no F. It's probably one of those watering-down things about how failure crushes self-esteem. Everything else is the same. --Quicksilver (talk) 19:29, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

County? And here we only have A to D! 13:22, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Don't sonic games additionally have an S grade?--Church (talk) 12:33, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

And don't get me started on Devil May Cry, that have from D to A, then S, SS and SSS. 21:40, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Math is spelled wrong, and what in the world is World Building? I recommend "Foreign Language" or a specific one like "French." 20:37, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

"World Building" is a nicer sounding name for the class "Creative Writing"

Regarding the title text, spelling words with only letters A-F is something that I have done a lot when bored in class with my calculator, which can do hexadecimal. Unlike on report cards, one can also use digits like 5 or 1 as letters like S and I. I hope this is something common, as it can be very entertaining when the teacher keeps on talking about boring topics you already know about. 13:30, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

The grade numbers that correspond to letter grades can be different than those listed depending on the region. For instance, the schools I attended in San Antonio would have C = 75 to 79 and D = 70 to 74. Anything 69 or less was an F. Iguanabob (talk) 13:03, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

As I found it worth editing in the (not necessarily canonical) 'F'=='Failed' idiom, I will add that over this side of the pond the predominant scaling system for many people's qualifications has tended to use various lengths of scales from 'A' to 'E' (for O-Levels, previously numbered '1-5' or thereabouts, as similarly were the alternate examination system, called CSEs) or even through to 'G' (for the rationalising successor to both those other systems, now called GCSEs). 'U' ('Ungraded') was the catch-all for those that failed to even get upon that standard scale. The 'A*' was then introduced for the topmost GCSE 'A'-grades, trying and failing to prevent 'straight A students' from clumping together without differentiation (getting straight A*s seemed just as possible, for the right students, and grade-inflation critics just had a new top-target to complain about being too easy to get). Recently, there's been a conversion to a numeric scale (9, best; 1, worst? Dunno if zero gets used as the 'new U') but I've been away from education too long to know the full details. But I'm sure if you want to know more about this increasingly off-topic Trivia then you can easily look up the precise current/historic details. 20:49, 18 January 2022 (UTC)