Hi! What is difference from " A" and " A*"? I mean what " *" is ?Last month, Angela's youngest daughter, 16-year-old Lisa, ran away from home to be with Glyn's father, Nigel, who, at 46, is precisely 30 years her senior. Lisa was due to sit her GCSEs this week and was expected to achieve a succession of As and A*s.
Thank you, RonBee.
In English education, final school examinations are graded A, B, C, D, A being best, D being lowest. Failed is rare.
Owing to the way marking is now done, so many candidates were graded A that a new grade was introduced, A*.
What about "A star"? Read more here A-level rift over star grade for bright pupils | UK news | The Guardian
Here's an excerpt from the link you offered.
The government's education policy was plunged into disarray yesterday after the Department for Education and Skills sought to play down claims of a damaging rift with Downing Street over plans to introduce an A* grade to single out the brightest students.