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17th Jan '17 11:02:46 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/{{maimai}}'', the minimum grade to clear a song is an A, achieved by earning an 80% Achievement Rate; a B (or below) will fail you. Fortunately, [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist failing a song does not cause a game over]]. Justified due to RankInflation; after A, there's the grades AA, AAA, S, SS, and SSS.
2nd Jan '17 12:01:43 PM thealienhand
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TruthInTelevision, as anyone who has seen high school A.P./I.B. students receiving their grades can attest. With the onset of the Internet and teachers posting grade updates online, this usually happens well before the report card actually arrives. Also pops up in VideoGames with end-of-level ranking systems. Especially when multiple scores are given across an entire stage; ending with twelve S-Ranks and one A-Rank means an A-Rank for the entire stage.

Compare ThePerfectionist. If someone else got a higher grade, it can be a case of SecondPlaceIsForLosers and it is happens often it can become a case of AlwaysSecondBest. [[FelonyMisdemeanor What Do You Mean, It's Not Heinous?]] is often the character's response to "It's just a 'B.'" If your character isn't bright enough to be traumatized by this trope, then perhaps they'll balk at their FMinusMinus. A similar attitude regarding reviews of works, particularly video games, is known as EightPointEight.

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TruthInTelevision, as anyone who has seen high school A.P./I.B. students receiving their grades can attest. With the onset of the Internet and teachers posting grade updates online, this usually happens well before the report card actually arrives. Also pops up in VideoGames with end-of-level ranking systems. Especially systems, especially when multiple scores are given across an entire stage; ending with twelve S-Ranks and one A-Rank means an A-Rank for the entire stage.

Compare ThePerfectionist. If someone else got a higher grade, it can be a case of SecondPlaceIsForLosers and if it is happens often it can become a case of AlwaysSecondBest. [[FelonyMisdemeanor What Do You Mean, It's Not Heinous?]] is often the character's response to "It's just a 'B.'" If your character isn't bright enough to be traumatized by this trope, then perhaps they'll balk at their FMinusMinus. A similar attitude regarding reviews of works, particularly video games, is known as EightPointEight.
22nd Dec '16 1:19:26 AM LancelotG
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'': By Melissa's own admission, a tremendous portion of her self-esteem is wrapped up in her grade-point average. In the episode "Sunny Side Up," she's forced to work with [[TheJinx Milo]] on a [[EggSitting science project which requires the team to build a container that will prevent an egg from breaking]]; [[OhCrap having had some experience with Milo]], [[CrazyPrepared she loads a wagon with egg cartons]], not one of which goes to waste.
11th Dec '16 7:29:46 AM 59Efra
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* Discussed in ''Literature/ConElDiabloEnLosTalones'' when narrator Desi talks about his classmate Camilo, the high school's not-so-unofficial {{Insufferable|Genius}} TeenGenius:
-->I was sure that if his grades ever went down from A's to B's (unlikely), he would set fire to himself at the basketball court.
11th Dec '16 5:08:28 AM starofjusticev21
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** It was (no pun intended) the B-plot ([[MonsterOfTheAesop complete with Killer Bee Monster]]) in an episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', where Billy got upset over the first B he ever made on a test (in a question about bees, at that). Rita then created a bee monster to rub it in.

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** It was (no pun intended) the B-plot ([[MonsterOfTheAesop complete with Killer Bee Monster]]) in an episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', where Billy got upset over the first B he ever made on a test (in a question about bees, at that). Rita then created a bee monster to rub it in.
9th Dec '16 4:40:20 PM starofjusticev21
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** It was (no pun intended) the B-plot ([[MonsterOfTheAesop complete with Killer Bee Monster]]) in an episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', where Billy got upset over the first B he ever made on a test (in a question about bees, at that).

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** It was (no pun intended) the B-plot ([[MonsterOfTheAesop complete with Killer Bee Monster]]) in an episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', where Billy got upset over the first B he ever made on a test (in a question about bees, at that). Rita then created a bee monster to rub it in.
22nd Sep '16 4:28:05 PM nighttrainfm
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* It was (no pun intended) the B-plot ([[MonsterOfTheAesop complete with Killer Bee Monster]]) in an episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', where Billy got upset over the first B he ever made on a test (in a question about bees, at that).

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
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It was (no pun intended) the B-plot ([[MonsterOfTheAesop complete with Killer Bee Monster]]) in an episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', where Billy got upset over the first B he ever made on a test (in a question about bees, at that).
5th Sep '16 2:05:51 AM BB8ForPresident
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** There's also the fact that New Zealand offers overall 'endorsements' for your academic year: Students normally take about 80 'credits' worth of classes and if 50 or more credits are at Excellence level (A grade) then you finish the year with an Excellence Endorsement, which generally only the top 7% of students achieve. (You can get Merit Endorsements with 50 or more Merit and Excellence credits, which about 25% of students get). So that one exam paper worth 3 credits could tip you from 48 to 51 Excellence credits, and change your whole year's academic record. (To a lesser extent there are also individual subject endorsements, if you get 14 Excellence or Merit credits in one subject - so again that one exam paper could change the endorsement for that whole class).
1st Jun '16 6:00:25 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', first-grader Susie Derkins fears that getting a bad grade on one research project (in first grade) will result in her having to go to a second-rate college. It didn't help that she was teamed up with Calvin.

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* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', first-grader Susie Derkins fears that getting a bad grade on one research project (in first grade) will result in her having to go to a second-rate college. It didn't help that she was teamed up with Calvin. In another strip, being sent to the principal's office with Calvin makes her even more frightened, yelling at Calvin that he's "going to hear it from my parents if I don't get my Master's Degree!"
20th Apr '16 1:44:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the classic Creator/JohnHughes film, ''TheBreakfastClub'', Brian panics pretty severely ([[spoiler:contemplating suicide]]) after realizing a B is the highest grade he can pull off in his shop class as the result of a failed project. This was mostly because his parents were putting too much pressure on him getting perfect grades.

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* In the classic Creator/JohnHughes film, ''TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', Brian panics pretty severely ([[spoiler:contemplating suicide]]) after realizing a B is the highest grade he can pull off in his shop class as the result of a failed project. This was mostly because his parents were putting too much pressure on him getting perfect grades.
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