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Pass with Distinction 75% of assessment performed as excellent and no conditional passes.
Pass with Merit All areas passed, 50% marked as excellent and no conditional passes.
Pass All areas assessed of pass standard, with no more than 3 conditional passes. Conditional pass areas must be perfected prior to the next grading.
Borderline Pass 4 to 7 areas where only a conditional pass is given. This means the student has a lot of work to do before progressing to the next belt. This extra time allows a student to iron out mistakes.
Fail If a student can not perform essential elements of a grading such as patterns, or repeats errors on a previously graded “conditional pass” area or gets more than 7 conditional passes, then the student is not ready to progress just yet. The tolerance on pass/fail gets smaller the higher the belt grade.
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