Assessment-Levels of Qualification and Progress
Assessment and Levels of Qualification
As you may be aware, all GCSE subjects are now graded 9-1, as shown in the table below. Vocational qualifications are awarded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass. A level 2 pass is equivalent to a GCSE grade 4. For vocational qualifications, all students study towards a Level 2 qualification, but in the event of that standard not being reached, a Level 1 can be awarded.
Examinations – all subjects are examined with some form of examination at the end of the year in which they are studied. This means that core subjects are examined at the end of year 11 while option subjects are examined at the end of the year in which they are studied, two in each of Years 10 and 11. This enables our students to focus on completing two of their GCSEs in year 10, freeing them to choose a further two GCSE subjects in year 11.
Table of 9-1/Grade Equivalents