Definition of Ordinary Grade in English:

Ordinary Grade


  • (formerly in Scotland) the lower of the two main levels of the Scottish Certificate of Education examination.

    ‘grades 1, 2, or 3 in two subjects at the ordinary grade’
    Compare with Higher
    • ‘It initially included examinations and awards at both Ordinary Grade and Higher Grade.’
    • ‘The introduction of the Ordinary grade in 1962 is entirely within this tradition; the projected Advanced grade is less clearly so.’


Ordinary Grade