Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Skip Navigation LinksCurriculum_Key Stage 5_287

 Assesment

Key Stage 5 - Assessment

Students at Key Stage 5 may be engaged in I/GCSE, AS or A Level Studies. Teacher assessment is ongoing through assignments and/or testing throughout the academic year and will follow criteria as stated in the relevant exam board specifications. Teachers will mark work following grades as outlined in these documents

 At I/GCSE Level

 

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) Examinations usually taken after two years of specialised study at the end of Year 11 (US 10th Grade).

 

 

Higher Grades

Lower Grades

A*

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

  

The highest achievable grade is A*, and the lowest achievable grade is G.

Where a U is recorded this indicates an Ungraded result where performance did not meet the minimum standard required to generate a grade.

 

 

At AS Level

GCE AS Level (General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary). This is the first Advanced Level Stage and is taken during Year 12 (US 11th Grade).

 

 

Higher Grades                                                     Lower Grades

A

B

C

D

E

 

 

The highest achievable passing grade is A, and the lowest achievable passing grade is E.

Where a U is recorded this indicates an Ungraded result where performance did not meet the minimum standard required to generate a grade.

 

 

At A Level (AS + A2 Level)

GCE A2 Level (General Certificate of Education Advanced Level ). This is the second Advanced Level Stage and is taken during Year 13 (US 12th Grade).

 

 

Higher Grades

Lower Grades

A*

A

B

C

D

E

 

 

A2 Level examinations are combined with AS grades already obtained to generate a full A Level. The highest achievable passing grade is A* but only when courses are complete and all units combined, otherwise A is maximum. The lowest achievable passing grade is E. Where a U is recorded this indicates an Ungraded result where performance did not meet the minimum standard required to generate a grade.

Note:

A* is not awarded for AS Levels and can only be achieved when a subject is continued and completed at A2 Level.

A nationally agreed Uniform Mark Scale (UMS) is used to define grade boundaries at A Level as follows:

 

A*        90%

             A          80%

             B          70%

             C          60%

             D          50%

             E          40%