Grading Categories

See also: Grading Practices in the UBC Calendar

Work of outstanding quality

A+ 90–100
A 8589
A− 8084

Exemplary work that demonstrates excellent comprehension of the subject, exceptional thoughtfulness and an inquiring mind. Consistently applies a high level of critical scrutiny to texts and discussions, with a willingness to explore ideas beyond what has been presented, to question and evaluate critically one’s own thinking and learning processes. Shows a high degree of personal engagement with the topic and makes connections that are deep and insightful. Frequently articulates innovative ideas based on a broad background; is creative and thought-provoking. Consistently integrates broad orientations towards language and learning.

Work of good quality with no major weaknesses

B+ 7679
B 7275
B− 6871

Strong work that demonstrates in-depth comprehension of the subject. Frequently articulates original, critical insights. Thoughtful use of existing knowledge in the subject. Reveals a willingness to engage actively in the learning experiences of the course in the work and to make personal and meaningful connections. Evidence of critical reflection, questioning and creativity.

Adequate work

C+ 6467
C 6063
C− 5559

Satisfactory work; no major weaknesses in comprehension of the subject are evident. Shows few original, critical insights. Background knowledge is adequate. Evidence of personal involvement in the learning experiences of the course and the making of connections. Meets all course objectives and requirements. Needs further development in the areas of critical reflection, inquiry and creativity.

Minimally adequate work; barely at a passing level
D 50 – 54
Some flaws or deficits in understanding. Unable to integrate broad orientations towards language and learning.

Failing work
F 0 – 49
Inadequate for successful completion of the course or submitted beyond the final date of acceptance. Reveals an inadequate or lack of engagement with learning experiences in the course and an unwillingness or inability to participate appropriately.

Pass/Fail courses in LLED are: LLED 301, 310, 312, 313, 314, 315, 318, 320, 323, 324, 325, 333, 334, 335, 336, 435, 436, 438, 439, 453