I've promoted to the 4th/5th/6th etc...grade in the 3rd bimester.
I´ve passed the 3rd bimester exam (with good grades, with above average grades/marks etc)
By saying "you have passed the grade" you could leave us, learners, puzzled.
To my thinking, grades are the marks, given the the number of questions (and its weight) you scored in an exam.
I say, when you refer to "grade" the word isolated as you did. If you specify which grade, it´s another can of worms altogheter. Hence the 4th grade, 5th grade. etc.
If I am not mistaken, of course, let´s others have their say on the subject.
I was thinking in terms of the Brazilian educational system, in wich the grading is based in the average of four bimonthly exams.
That is, the student performance (average of 4 test scores) has to be higher than a threshold, say 7,0 points, to be promoted to the next grade. So, in that case, he/she had to get the minimum of (7+7+7+7)/4 or any combination that tallies 28 points at the end of the fourth bimester.https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bits ... thesis.pdf...This decision was based on the average of the student´s math and Portuguese school test scores over the four bimesters (two bimesters per semester) and their reading and writing performance throughout the year.
Anyway, if the student isn´t above the 7,0 points threshold, he may have an extra exam (recuperação) to rise his score to the passing grade.http://www.sk.com.br/forum/display_mess ... e_id=99269
Of course the American and British system are way different, even because the students are more worried with their GPA scores. Whereas, many Brazilian students are worried about getting a job, and unfortunately (sometimes) dropping out college after high school education.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grading_sy ... try#BrazilIn Brazil the GPA – known as Coeficiente de Rendimento, or Índice de Rendimento Acadêmico – is calculated per semester or per year or both. The High School GPA is almost never used for college entrance evaluation in public universities (state funded and free of charge). To enter state colleges, Brazilian students must attend to entrance exams called vestibulares.http://www.colorado.edu/admissions/unde ... oncriteriaThe primary factor in admission decisions for freshmen is high school academic achievement. CU-Boulder focuses on your grade point average (GPA) in core academic courses, the rigor of your course selection, and your best combination of scores on the SAT I and/or ACT. You are also reviewed for deficiencies in any of the Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS), as well as any grades of D or F.
Ah, I mean the majority of schools, mostly of the public system (government funded), there are other systems as well, mainly in the private sector.