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The Finnish grading system

The Finnish grading system varies depending on the level of education.

At Universities and Polytechnics, courses are assessed according to the scale as seen on the table below.

International scale Finnish scale
A
(Excellent)
5
B
(Very good, with few errors)
4
C
(Good, with some errors)
3
D
(Satisfactory, with many errors)
2
E
(Sufficient. This is the minimum passing grade)
1

At upper secondary school, students' performance is evaluated following the scale below.

International scale Finnish scale
A
(Excellent)
10 - 9
B
(Very good, with few errors)
8,99 - 8
C
(Good, with some errors)
7,99 - 7
D
(Satisfactory, with many errors)
6,99 - 6
E
(Sufficient. This is the minimum passing grade)
5,99 - 5

Source: Opetushallitus (Finnish National Board of Education)