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Calculating your grade

Page history last edited by K J Hutchinson 10 years, 2 months ago

Calculating your grade

 

Each exam paper is marked out of 50. This mark si converted (by the exam board) into a 'Uniform Mark' which is then used to give your final grade. This means that people doing the papers in a different order still have to get to the same standard to be awarded each grade. Your uniform marks from each exam are added together with your controlled assessment mark to give your overall grade.

 

The uniform marks for each grade are shown in the table below.

 

Unit Marks

 

GCSE Grade Boundaries

A*

90-100

 

A*

360-400

A

80-89

 

A

320-359

B

70-79

 

B

280-319

C

60-69

 

C

240-279

D

50-59

 

D

200-239

E

40-49

 

E

160-199

F

30-39

 

F

120-159

G

20-29

 

G

80-119

U

0-19

 

U

0-79

 

Your teacher will decide whether you will sit the Higher Tier paper (for A*-C grades) or the Foundation Tier paper (for C-G grades). Your teacher may decide that you should sit the Foundation Tier paper in January and then, if your mark is very high on this paper, suggest that you resit at Higher Tier in the summer.

 

You do not have to sit all exams at the same tier - you can mix and match. A candidiate with a high C grade on all three Foundation Tier papers can achieve a B grade overall if they have a very good piece of controlled assessment. 

 

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