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Denmark public committee set grade requirements

July 27, 2022

Original Article: https://www.utdanningsnytt.no/danmark-hoyere-utdanning-karakterer/foreslar-tak-for-karakterkrav/319407

The original article requires translation. 

No education should be able to have higher requirements for average grades than what in the Danish grading system is grade 9. This is proposed by the Danish Reform Commission, which presented its proposal on Thursday.

It is Danmarks Radio that reports this

The presentation means lower grade requirements for the educations where the requirements are highest. Today, the ten educations with the highest grade requirements are entitled to between 11.3 and 10.6 in average grade.

If there are more applicants than there are places, the commission recommends that the educations pass entrance exams.

Member of the commission Jørgen Søndergaard tells Danmarks Radio that this measure will help to reduce the character stress.

- Grade has become more important than subjects, he says.

The Commission also proposes that a floor be set for how low the average can be to enter higher education.

Minister of Education Jesper Petersen will not comment on the presentation from the commission. But he tells DR that the government set up the commission to get new perspectives on challenges that have been politically important over the last decades, but which it is still difficult to find solutions to.

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