What Percentage is a Distinction in South Africa?

What Percentage is a Distinction in South Africa? Most universities follow a model based on the British system. Thus, at the University of Cape Town and the University of South Africa (UNISA), the percentages are calibrated as follows: a 1st class pass is given for 75% and above, a second (division one) for 70 – 74%, a second (division two) for 60%-69%, and a third for 50 – 59%. Any lower than 40% is a fail. The University of the Witwatersrand considers an A to be 75% and above.

South Africa Education Marks Grading Scales:

Higher Education Distinction categories

ScaleGrade DescriptionDivisionUS Grade
75.00 – 100.00First ClassA
70.00 – 74.99Second ClassDivision OneB+
60.00 – 69.99Second ClassDivision TwoB
50.00 – 59.99Third ClassC
0.00 – 49.99FailF

Secondary Post-2008

GradeScaleUS Grade
780.00 – 100.00A
670.00 – 79.99B+
560.00 – 69.99B
450.00 – 59.99C
340.00 – 49.99D
230.00 – 39.00F
120.00 – 29.99F

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