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British Equivalents to Matura Results


JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
27 Jun 2010 #1
In the process of putting a decent cv together i got a bit stuck on this bit. I tried to look online but couldn't find a satisfying answer. I'm not sure if this topic has been covered on here yet, but how do the grades you recieved on the matura exam translate into the British education system grades? I was in the last year to go through the 'stare matury' therefore i had written exams and oral exams, with a grade for each of those, not points or percentages. Is it GCSE's?
Seanus 15 | 19,706
27 Jun 2010 #2
GCSEs seem more like Standard Grades (Revised) or O-Grades to me.

MATURA is closer to Scottish Revised Higher Grades or England's A-Grades.
OP JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
27 Jun 2010 #3
so shall i just put A-grades down then?
Seanus 15 | 19,706
27 Jun 2010 #4
Yeah, the stary Matury was a bit harder and A-Grades are seen as fractionally harder then Revised Higher Grades.

That's the closest equivalent you'll get, moim zdaniem.
Trevek 26 | 1,702
27 Jun 2010 #5
Is it GCSE's?

GCSE is more like a Gymnasium exam for 16 year olds.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GCSE

In most of the British system the GCSE determine whether you'll go on to do A levels (more like the Matura)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Level_(UK)

Maybe also look at the International Baccalaureate (need a degree to spell that!!!)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IB_Diploma_Programme

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_secondary_school_leaving_certificates#Europe

No idea how they compare or how to translate the grades. Sorry.
skibum 8 | 62
27 Jun 2010 #6
MATURA is closer to Scottish Revised Higher Grades or England's A-Grades.

You mean levels not grades.

The Matura is the equivalent of English A-Levels.

Have a look at Wiki to see what grades mean in terms of points.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GCE_Advanced_Level
OP JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
27 Jun 2010 #7
Thank you Seanus for your informative reply :)
Trevek 26 | 1,702
27 Jun 2010 #8
You snuck in on me there, Seanus!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385
27 Jun 2010 #9
so shall i just put A-grades down then?

both A level and Matura are normally taken at age 18/19

both are used to get one into university

both have the same value in my opinion

i'd write 'A level equivalent'
OP JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
27 Jun 2010 #10
will do, thanks guys!!
Trevek 26 | 1,702
27 Jun 2010 #11
I don't know if this thread is of any use but someone asks a similar question:

thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1042354
OP JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
27 Jun 2010 #12
ok so when i put it down as A-level equivalents, do i just write the grade (A, B, C) or do i have to say something about percentages?? also my grades are in Polish and obviously i need to get those correctly, so how would you translate 6(celujÄ…cy), 5(bardzo dobry) and 4(dobry) for example? A, B and C?
Seanus 15 | 19,706
27 Jun 2010 #13
Oh, skibum is right. A-levels is correct :)

6 is A+. Everything else is in accordance with what you said. The scale is A-E.
OP JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
27 Jun 2010 #14
oh cool, i was never sure how to transalte 6, whether it was A or A+, cos you rarely ever got it especially on matura (i got mine for the oral English exam. why does oral sound so wrong here lol? making the most of it in Britain i am ;D)
Trevek 26 | 1,702
27 Jun 2010 #15
Admit it, Justysia, you only started the thread so you could tell the world about you 6, didn't you;-D

Congratulations, little miss smarty pants ;-)
OP JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
27 Jun 2010 #16
ha ha ha no, i passed matura back in 2004, hardly anything to brag about now. i would probably get a 7 today if i included all my slang and swearing abilities ;D

now i'm a bit stuck again cos i don't know how to put down that i got such and such grade for something in a written exam and a different grade in the oral one. how do i put that down so it makes sense? Seanus!!! ;D
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385
27 Jun 2010 #17
geography - written 1

geography - oral 3

where 1 equals 6
OP JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
27 Jun 2010 #18
just like that? ok cool
Trevek 26 | 1,702
27 Jun 2010 #19
now i'm a bit stuck again cos i don't know how to put down that i got such and such grade for something in a written exam and a different grade in the oral one. how do i put that down so it makes sense? Seanus!!! ;D

I'd just put it down as 'oral' and 'written'. A potential employer is perhaps more interested in your spoken ability anyway, as passing a written test doesn't mean you can speak. You can then explain it at the interview (only don't use your swearing abilities!).

Just put ; English Language written exam: 6
English Language Oral (spoken): 6 (although considering some of your jokes on the other thread saying you got a 6 in oral would probably get you the job...)

From an educational point of view (like if you want to enter a uni) they should know these things.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385
27 Jun 2010 #20
justysia...check my post again
OP JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
27 Jun 2010 #21
although considering some of your jokes on the other thread saying you got a 6 in oral would probably get you the job...

depending what postion i'd be applying for of course;)

justysia...check my post again

yeah i'm aware that the grades in English are the reverse of the Polish ones and that you have letters instead of numbers :)
Trevek 26 | 1,702
27 Jun 2010 #22
yeah i'm aware that the grades in English are the reverse of the Polish ones and that you have letters instead of numbers :)

No, it's 1=6, so 3 = 9

depending what postion i'd be applying for of course;)

Such a 'tongue' in cheek remark!
Seanus 15 | 19,706
27 Jun 2010 #23
Tests of verbal competence have sprung up quite a lot. It's all part of the learning curve and I've nothing against it.

The Matura is said to be tough but benchmarks are always needed as a yardstick.
Trevek 26 | 1,702
27 Jun 2010 #24
it's good for a start but most of us know that in order to get by one needs to expand their skills beyond their oral abilities

it was a bad pun (word play) on French and saying 'swasn't nuff quickly (thinking of French)
OP JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
27 Jun 2010 #25
the French are well known for their oral skills, and i know what a pun is thank you
Trevek 26 | 1,702
27 Jun 2010 #26
sorry, thought you might, it was for the benefit of others too.
Wedle 16 | 496
30 Nov 2011 #27
[Moved from]: IB (International Baccalaureate) program vs Polish Matura

I would be interested to hear your opinions on the IB program over the Polish Matura or vice versa.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385
30 Nov 2011 #28
the IB program over the Polish Matura

young folk seem content with the matura. also, i think the IB program is limited to certain schools.
Wedle 16 | 496
30 Nov 2011 #29
i think the IB program is limited to certain schools.

There are 8 or so schools in Warsaw that offer the IB program.
Polaczek
29 Aug 2013 #30
A Level
Polish Equivalent
AAA
Pass Matura (Basic and Extended level) with an average of 80% with at least 2 extended level subjects
AAB
Pass Matura (Basic and Extended level) with an average of 75% with at least 2 extended level subjects
ABB
Pass Matura (Basic and Extended level) with an average of 70% with at least 2 extended level subjects
BBB
Pass Matura (Basic and Extended level) with an average of 65% with at least 2 extended level subjects
BBC
Pass Matura (Basic and Extended level) with an average of 60% with at least 2 extended level subjects

More on site:

liv.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying/eu/poland/


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