UK grading system
Time to move to the UK
I WOULD HAVE HAD STRAIGHT A’S FOR MY WHOLE LIFE ARE YOU ACTUALLY FUCKING WITH ME
Okay. False. Do you know how hard it is to get a 75? One of the main reasons the UK grading system is so different from ours is a fundamental difference in mentality towards education.
In the US we treat an assignment as if it starts out perfect with 100%. The job of the teacher is to find the mistakes the student made and take off points for each mistake made.
In the UK on the other hand it is the complete opposite. Teachers assume that you essentially failed and that you start with 0 points and you have to prove your worth and earn every point you get. For this reason it is rare for ANYBODY in England to get much more than an 84 on an Essay. Clearly for something like Maths it would be more possible to get a 100, however even then it is more likely for a person to get something more like a 95 because you didn’t write out the problem exactly the way they showed in class.
So most likely if you had taken classes in England you would have done just as well as you did here, the major difference would be in the UK (and most of Europe for that matter) you would have come to the conclusion that nobody is every perfect, whereas in the states there is this idea that “if you work hard enough to get rid of your mistakes then you are a perfect person.”
Your grades do not define you and the mistakes that it sounds like you have attained will ultimately be more important in making you the beautiful person that you are than any grading system can ever convey.
Have a lovely day.