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Hello, I was wondering if any one could help me. I have been searching for hours on the web for an answer. I have a mark book with two columns, students target grade and students current grade. I work in a UK school and we level are students using 4c, 4b, 4a, 5c, 5b, 5a, 6c, 6b, 6a.etc. I am looking for a way to indicate if a student has met their target grade. For example if a students target grade is 5c (Cell A1) and they got a 5a (Cell A2), I would like to place a 'Y' in Cell A3 as they have achieved above their target. Is there anyway of doing this. Any help would be very mush appreciated. Thank you.

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