Grades and awards
Successful candidates will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction in each subject where applicable.
This is the grading for the ABE's RQF qualifications (the core syllabus):
|55% - 69%||Merit|
|40% - 54%||Pass|
|0% - 39%||Fail|
ABE's short awards have a slightly different grading scale as follows:
|65% - 79%||Merit|
|50% - 64%||Pass|
|0% - 49%||Fail|
ABE's QCF grades (from the syllabus delivered from 2011 - 2017) were as follows:
|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|
Top Paper Awards
ABE believes in rewarding success. Every session, we honour our highest achievers in each unit with a special Top Paper award. Recipients and their tutors get a special certificate and the chance to publicise their achievement. All learners also receive one year's free subscription.
Click here to read the stories from the last session's winners.