Change of Grading System at FSV UK

Grading System at FSV UK

Due to modifications of the internal regulations the Faculty of Social Sciences has changed the system of classification from 1-4 grading scale to internationally recognized A-F grading system, often referred to as ECTS grading. For easier understanding we offer an explanation of the individual grades:

  • A/B – Excellent - excellent performance
  • C/D – Very Good - above the average standard with some errors
  • E – Good - generally sound work with a number of notable errors
  • F – Fail - unsatisfactory performance
  • Z – Pass/Credit - where a course is completed by a study requirement other than examination, it is not graded, but is recorded as “Zápočet (Z).” This is in effect a Pass in a two-tier Pass/Fail grading system.

The recommendation for using the A-F classification is as follows: To evaluate the student's performance in percentage (0-100 %) and providing the evaluation accordingly:

100-91% = A

90-81%  = B

71-80 % = C

61-70 % = D

51-60 % = E

50-0% = F

We hope that you will accept this change positively because of its undeniable advantages:

  1. Simplified recognition of courses studied abroad (most European universities use the conversion scale A-F, the conversion from 1-4 grading scale was not quite accurate).
  2. Refinement of the grading scale (6-degree scale gives the teacher the opportunity to more distinguish student performance than with the 4-degree scale).
  3. Intelligibility for incoming/exchange students or international students studying at FSV UK (percentage or A-F grade scale is the most widespread).

In case you have courses at other faculties, here is a transition table from 1-4 Grades to ECTS Grades. 

Grades transition