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This area of the Summer 2022 Awarding website, has been designed for you, our students.

We hope you find it a useful area in keeping you up to date with arrangements for Summer 2022 awarding.

How students will be graded in 2021/22

Examples of Grading and Achieving the Higher Grade from Two Pathways

Alice and Stephen are Year 12 students preparing to sit their GCSE History exams in Summer 2022.

GCSE History has two units. Unit 1 is graded out of 120 uniform marks, and Unit 2 is graded out of 80 uniform marks.

For Summer 2022, CCEA has stated that GCSE History students can choose to omit Unit 2.

Alice

Alice has opted to omit Unit 2. This means:

  • She will be taught the full GCSE History specification, covering all topics and developing all necessary skills for both units.
  • She will only sit the exam for Unit 1.

Alice’s overall GCSE grade will be based on her performance in Unit 1.

Alice: GCSE History
Unit Uniform Marks Achieved Grade
Unit 1 92 out of 120 B

Stephen

Stephen has opted to sit all exams; he will not omit Unit 2. This means:

  • He will be taught the full GCSE History specification, covering all topics and developing all necessary skills for both units.
  • He will sit the exams for both Unit 1 and Unit 2.

To ensure Stephen is not disadvantaged by his decision to complete all units, CCEA will compare the grade Stephen achieves after sitting Units 1 and 2 with the grade he would have achieved if he had omitted Unit 2.

CCEA will award Stephen whichever of these two grades is higher:

Stephen: GCSE History (graded on two units)
Unit Uniform Marks Achieved Total Uniform Mark Grade
Unit 1 96 out of 120 136 out of 200 C*
Unit 2 40 out of 80
Stephen: GCSE History (graded on one unit)
Unit Uniform Marks Achieved Total Uniform Mark Grade
Unit 1 96 out of 120 96 out of 120 A

CCEA awards the higher of the two grades, so Stephen receives a grade A.

Samplaí de Ghrádú agus an Grád is Airde a bhaint amach ó Dhá Chonair