7-point grading scale

The Danish marking scale is a 7-point grading scale. It was introduced in 2007 to make Danish grades more comparable in an international context

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The grading system used in all state-regulated education since August 2007 is the 7-point grading scale.

02 is the minimum grade for passing an exam.

12

For an excellent performance displaying a high level of command of all aspects of the relevant material, with no or only a few minor weaknesses

10

For a very good performance displaying a high level of command of most aspects of the relevant material, with only minor weaknesses

7

For a good performance displaying good command of the relevant material but also some weaknesses

4

For a fair performance displaying some command of the relevant material but also some major weaknesses

02

For a performance meeting only the minimum requirements for acceptance

00

For a performance which does not meet the minimum requirements for acceptance

-3

For a performance which is unacceptable in all respects

If you wish to appeal a grade received in secondary education, you can contact the head of the educational institution within two weeks of receiving the grade. The appeal must be in writing and have a reason. School leadership may choose to change your grade, allow you to retake the test, or may reject your appeal.

If you are not satisfied with the school’s decision and wish to appeal it, you must do so within one week of receiving the decision. The school then forwards the appeal to the Ministry of Children and Education.

Last updated: 16 September 2021