Grade Boundaries

Grade boundaries are the minimum marks you need to achieve each grade.

 

Where can I find the grade boundaries for GCE A/AS and GCSE?

GCSE

GCSE Subject Level Uniform Mark Grade Boundaries: Summer 2018  154.7 KB - uploaded 21-08-2018

Uniform Mark Boundaries for GCSE subjects: Summer 2018  233.7 KB - uploaded 21-08-2018

Uniform Mark Boundaries for revised GCSE units: Summer 2018  196.4 KB - uploaded 21-08-2018

Occupational Studies Uniform Mark Boundaries: Summer 2018  112.6 KB - uploaded 21-08-2018

GCSE Linear Boundaries 2018  123 KB - uploaded 23-08-2018

GCE A/AS

GCE Legacy Specifications Subject Level Uniform Mark Grade Boundaries: Summer 2018  128.1 KB - uploaded 14-08-2018

Uniform Mark Boundaries for legacy GCE specifications: Summer 2018  121.3 KB - uploaded 14-08-2018

Uniform Mark Boundaries for revised GCE specifications: Summer 2018  212 KB - uploaded 15-08-2018

Revised GCE Subject Level Uniform Mark Grade Boundaries: from Summer 2018  126.8 KB - uploaded 14-08-2018

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How are grade boundaries worked out?

Grade boundaries for each component or unit are set by members of the CCEA awarding committee for each specification. A wide range of information is considered, including reports from the examiners on how candidates answered questions; and how these answers compared with those of previous years’ examinations. For each grade boundary, scripts from previous years representing the quality of work associated with various grades are also considered to ensure that the standards are the same year on year. The awarding committee for each specification is then in a position to identify a grade boundary.

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