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The Portuguese grading system

In Portugal, students' performance is evaluated according to the grade point scale as explained below:

International scale Portuguese scale
20 - 18
(very good, with few errors)
17 - 16
(good, with some errors)
15 - 14
(satisfactory, with many errors)
13 - 12
11 - 10

Upon completion of upper secondary school, students in Portugal are required to pass a national examination in order for them to be able to apply for higher education studies. This exam is graded according to an assessment scale that ranges from a minimum passing grade of 95 points to a maximum of 200 points.

You may use the European grades comparison chart to learn how you would score in Europe.

Source: Eurydice database (Eurydice is an international educational database developed by the European Commission and Member States of the European Union with the aim of facilitating and improving the understanding of the different educational systems in Europe).
DGES - Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (Directorate General of Higher Education)

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