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The Swiss grading system

In Switzerland, students' performance is evaluated by following the grade point scale as indicated in the table below:

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A
(excellent)
6
Hervorragend
Excellent
Eccellente
B
(very good, with few errors)
5.5
Sehr gut
Très bien
Molto bene
C
(good, with some errors)
5
Gut
Bien
Bene
D
(satisfactory, with many errors)
4.5
Befriedigend
Satisfaisant
Sufficiente
E
(sufficient. This is the minimum passing grade)
4
Ausreichend
Passable
Bastante

Source: Swiss ENIC, Recognition Information Centre