Grades on the 7-point scale
The seven steps of the grading scale, achievement of objectives and the pass mark.
The Danish system has since 2006/2007 used the 7-point grading scale of grades from -3 to 12. This system was introduced to better correlate with international grading systems. In the international programme, the grading system of letters is used.
In order to pass an exam in the Danish system, the student in question must achieve the grades 02, 4, 7, 10 or 12. This means that the student will not have passed an exam if 00 or -3 is achieved.
Descriptions of each grade
You will see a description for each grade in the Danish 7-point grading scale below and how these correlates to the international system.
The grading scale is based on the ECTS system:
|For an excellent performance
|A grade of 12 is awarded for the outstanding performance demonstrating complete achievement of the subject objectives, with no or few insignificant deficiencies
|For a very good performance
|The grade 10 is awarded for the excellent performance, demonstrating comprehensive achievement of the subject objectives, with some minor deficiencies
|The good performance
|The grade 7 is given for the good performance, demonstrating achievement of the subject objectives, with some shortcomings
|The steady performance
|A grade of 4 is awarded for the smooth performance, demonstrating a minor degree of achievement of the subject objectives, with several significant deficiencies
|The adequate performance
|The grade 02 is awarded for the sufficient performance demonstrating the minimum acceptable level of achievement of the subject objectives
|The inadequate performance
|The grade 00 is given for the unsatisfactory performance that does not demonstrate an acceptable level of achievement of the subject objectives
|The poor performance
|The grade -3 is given for the completely unacceptable performance