We were told very similar stuff in high school, I went to a “deprived” highschool, low funds, rubbish teachers, abusive bullys, etc etc,
and my graphics teacher was really proud when my class were the only ones who didnt have any students who needed to be “marked up”
We were like “what” and he’s like, “oh when grades are low we start marking people up OR lower the pass brackets for each grade, so an A would have been 70 but if no one got an A we’d lower that bracket to 65,”
It makes a complete mockery of schools, and its all due to the governments Education league tables, where the best performing schools get more money, So the worst schools like mine try and “even the playing field” as a teacher said.
apparently it is for our benefit,
It does happen all the time everywhere, unfortunatly the UK is one of the only place that admits it, Every school in the world wants their kids to perform well, so a few marks here and a few there for kids on the border of passing, usually for extra marks for “effort” are the given reasons.
Anyways for CG degree’s the grades not as important, good degrees are mainly for Teaching you as much as they can, then preareing you for the field you aiming for.