Definition of Standard Grade in English:

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Standard Grade



(In Scotland) the lower of the two main levels of the Scottish Certificate of Education examination. Compare with Higher, GCSE.
Example sentences
  • It is not compulsory for children in Scotland to take exams such as Standard Grades or Highers, although children need such qualifications in order to attend higher education.
  • Darren is studying for Standard Grades and wants to become an engineer.
  • With more children staying on to do Standard Grades and Highers, perhaps there is a growing interest in tuition for that reason.
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