"0" grades


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US English
Context: Trainspotting (movie version?); said to Spud during an interview.

Passage: Well, I can assure you that we’re far more interested in the qualifications you gained rather than the school you, or any other candidate went to. It says here that you got five “0” grades.

Is "0" an awful grade in "Trainspotting"? It would be abysmal here in the US, where the higher the grade, the better. In high school, 100 (out of 100) is perfect, in college/university, 4 (out of 4) is perfect.

Edit: I corrected the thread title (so it will appear properly in the WR Dictionary) but did not change the text in the posting.
Thank you in advance.
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