Grades and awards

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Grades

Successful candidates will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction in each subject 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

 

Please see below details of the QCF grades (syllabus from 2011 - 2017):

 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

 

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.

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