What do the grades mean?

Successful candidates will be awarded a graded pass in each subject. Merits or Distinctions will be awarded where applicable.

This is the grading for the RQF qualifications (the current syllabus):

Mark Grade
 70% +  Distinction
 55% - 69%  Merit
 40% - 54%  Pass
 0% - 39%  Fail

 

This is the grading for the QCF qualifications (2011 - 2017 syllabus):

 A*   75% - 100%   Higher Distinction 
 A  65% - 74%  Distinction
 B  50% - 64%  Merit
 C  40% - 49%  Pass
 D  30% - 39%  Marginal Fail
 E  15% - 29%  Fail
 F  0% - 14%  Unclassified
 CF        --  Criteria Fail

 

 

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